par excellence

[pahr ek-suh-lahns, ek-suh-lans; French pa-rek-se-lahns]
being an example of excellence; superior; preeminent: a chef par excellence.

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par excellence (par ɛksɛlɑ̃s, English pɑːr ˈɛksələns)
to a degree of excellence; beyond comparison: she is the charitable lady par excellence
[literally: by (way of) excellence]

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Example sentences
First, genetic research is plagued par excellence with irreproducible results.
Art collecting is a high-status activity par excellence.
He is a clumsy pants-presser in this picture, but a pantomimic par excellence.
To want to be different from the way one is is the human aspiration par excellence.
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