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superlative degree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superlative degree the superlative form of an adjective or adverb "`fastest' is the superlative of the adjective `fast'","`least famous' is the superlative degree of the adjective `famous'","`most surely' is the superlative of the adverb `surely'"
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Usage

In literature:

To a curious and superlative degree he could appreciate a defeat as well as a triumph.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
It is the superlative degree of hate, brooded and born, and grown lusty in hell.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The person who screams, or uses the superlative degree, or converses with heat puts whole drawing-rooms to flight.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
Everything is as it was, only in the superlative degree.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
O'Donoghue was sometimes placed in the position of the superlative degree of comparison.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
In short, m is an old sign of the superlative degree; probably older than the usual form, -st, discussed in s. 254.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The language of love is mostly adjectives of the superlative degree.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
It served as the superlative degree of height.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
And no epithet should be used to qualify success, but one in the most superlative degree.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
To breathe, to exist, is to realize the superlative degree of my exquisite happiness!
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
With his father, the superlative degree returned infallibly.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This constitutes the demagogue, and he is that in superlative degree.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs
It thus constituted itself a fourth degree, or extra-ultra-superlative.
"A Cursory History of Swearing" by Julian Sharman
The remarks at the close of the last chapter but one indicated the fact that superlative forms were found beyond the superlative degree.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
These qualities he always possessed in a superlative degree, and they were the leaven which made him unique among men.
"Edgar Saltus: The Man" by Marie Saltus
But, if his talents and virtues were in the superlative degree, so also were his failings.
"Rupert Prince Palatine" by Eva Scott
These were the qualities which Renoir was to develop to so superlative a degree.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
It served as the superlative degree of height.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
The Navy Yard exhibits the geological formation of the Dells in the superlative degree.
"Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region" by H. E. Cole
This is true in a superlative degree of the school, the church, the fair, and the rural library.
"The Country-Life Movement in the United States" by L.H. Bailey
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