first-rate

[furst-reyt]
adjective
1.
excellent; superb.
2.
of the highest rank, rate, or class.
adverb
3.
very well.

Origin:
1660–70

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first-rate
 
adj
1.  of the best or highest rated class or quality
2.  informal very good; excellent
 
adv
3.  not standard very well; excellently

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Example sentences
The county also enjoys a reputation for high quality services, including a
  first-rate educational system.
His physics was first-rate, but it was his ability to inspire which to a large
  extent made him a household name around the world.
He is the pre-eminent writer on evolution who is also doing first-rate
  evolutionary lab research.
It must be perfect in fit, cut and material, and this means a first-rate tailor.
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