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1In excess of the expectations or demands of:‘she was always there to help us out in difficult times, above and beyond the call of duty’
- ‘She said she appreciated their passion and their concern even above and beyond the official job.’
- ‘No words can do justice to their efficiency, thoroughness, and all-around human compassion above and beyond the call of duty.’
- ‘And just ahead are our weekly tribute to a member of our Armed services who served above and beyond the call of duty.’
- ‘With strong customer support, we plan to nurture the relationship of developer and gamer to levels above and beyond today's standards.’
- ‘Walters displayed skill and ingenuity above and beyond expectation.’
- ‘Additional awards followed, but only infrequently and then only to individuals for heroic acts on actual forest fires, acts above and beyond the call of duty.’
- ‘And a fourth grade teacher goes above and beyond the call of duty to teach a student an unforgettable life lesson.’
- ‘But officers who repeatedly exceed detection targets or perform above and beyond the call of duty could be in line for bonuses.’
- ‘PFC Story distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action.’
- ‘She has been my campaign manager for three elections, and has served above and beyond the call of duty.’
- 1.1 In addition to:‘you might consider giving employees an extra day or two off each quarter, above and beyond sick days’
- ‘But above and beyond all is the evidence given of a desire to make good and live straight.’
- ‘If you want anything above and beyond this, you pay for it with your own money.’
- ‘One such disorder is a phobia, which involves fear and avoidance of a certain type of stimulus or event above and beyond what is rational.’
- ‘But recently, new forms of genomic variation have been appreciated above and beyond single nucleotide polymorphisms.’
- ‘The airline did only what the FAA required even though going above and beyond would have been prudent.’
- ‘But above and beyond everything, he had real class.’
- ‘But above and beyond these common threats, instant messaging and other chat programs carry their own unique set of risks.’
- ‘But graduating to better and better publications is hard without some work above and beyond turning in stories.’
- ‘But the use of spyware raises several legal issues, above and beyond the obvious violations of privacy such software encourages.’
- ‘If someone has to raise kids above and beyond that they need all the help they can get.’
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