ne plus ultra

[ne ploos ool-trah; English nee pluhs uhl-truh, ney]
Latin.
1.
the highest point; acme.
2.
the most intense degree of a quality or state.
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ne plus ultra (ˈneɪ ˈplʊs ˈʊltrɑː)
 
n
the extreme or perfect point or state
 
[literally: not more beyond (that is, go no further), allegedly a warning to sailors inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar]

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ne plus ultra
"utmost limit to which one can go," 1638, from L., lit. "no more beyond," traditionally inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules.
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Common arithmetic, and a little surveying, were the ne plus ultra of mathematical acquirements.
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