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ne plus ultra

[ne ploo s oo l-trah; English nee pluhs uhl-truh, ney] /ˈnɛ ˌplʊs ˈʊl trɑ; English ˈni ˌplʌs ˈʌl trə, ˈneɪ/
Latin.
1.
the highest point; acme.
2.
the most intense degree of a quality or state.
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  • Common arithmetic, and a little surveying, were the ne plus ultra of mathematical acquirements.
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ne plus ultra

/ˈneɪ ˈplʊs ˈʊltrɑː/
noun
1.
the extreme or perfect point or state
Word Origin
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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Word Origin and History for ne plus ultra

"utmost limit to which one can go," Latin, literally "no more beyond;" the motto traditionally inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules.

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