The five remaining movies were all first-rate, and The Lives of Others deservedly won the Oscar.
Elementary is first-rate American television in what is being called the “procedural” tradition.
James, 61, is a first-rate contrarian, a man at war with the cult of the expert.
Overall, though, he established an atmosphere of first-rate journalism.
But he is a known figure, safe and sound, and widely seen as a first-rate professional.
An excellent German culinary apple, of first-rate quality; it is in use from October till November.
He went all over me, taking up a collection, and did first-rate.
Rome produced no first-rate master from her own children, if we except Giulio Romano.
Camped on east side of the sand-hills, with first-rate feed for the horses.
I have often observed that in married households the champagne is rarely of a first-rate brand.
Excellent; of best quality (1697+)
: That'll do first-rate
[fr the rating of warships in the 1600s]