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Better or greater than any other:‘the quality of workmanship is unsurpassed’
unmatched, unrivalled, unparalleled, unequalled, matchless, peerless, without peer, without equal, in a class of its own, all-time best, inimitable, incomparable, beyond compare, beyond comparison, second to none, unsurpassable, surpassing, nonpareilunique, consummate, perfect, rare, exquisite, transcendent, superlative, supreme, outstanding, pre-eminent, top, towering, leading, foremost, premier, the bestunexampledhors concoursstand aloneView synonyms
- ‘In an area like the Borders, where there is a proud heritage and a popular love of rugby that is unsurpassed anywhere, a pro-team should flourish.’
- ‘Notice that it doesn't say that an unsurpassed, penetrating and perfect dharma is rare.’
- ‘The stylistic theming is unsurpassed in anything I have ever seen.’
- ‘The range, magnificence and diversity of the monuments in the Luxor area is unsurpassed in all of Egypt.’
- ‘The magnificence and diversity of the wildlife and landscape is unsurpassed.’
- ‘His unsurpassed resilience to Hollywood's finest voice coaches may get laughs from the critics, but also works in his favour.’
- ‘Rising enrollment in area schools is part of a movement that experts say is unsurpassed in the country's education history since the Civil War.’
- ‘His plotting is unsurpassed, her characters entirely believable, and her prose the most readable in crime fiction.’
- ‘One defeat in eight years is unsurpassed by any player in any tournament and this period of dominance gives him an enormous advantage when he walks on to court.’
- ‘The beauty and the charm of this lovely spot is unsurpassed.’
- ‘His knowledge of Westbury was said to be unsurpassed and he had been a key player in planning the town's visitor centre, which opened in December.’
- ‘It is of a transcendent level of kitsch, unsurpassed in any votive shrine I've ever seen.’
- ‘The artistry of the hidden beauty lies in its polysemy, and that of the visible in its unsurpassed preeminence.’
- ‘It is amazing that, in an era of unsurpassed economic vibrancy, that we still have young people who fall through the net of illiteracy.’
- ‘He was praised as ‘a Belfast boy, who made a historic and unsurpassed contribution to Association Football’.’
- ‘Today it still remains unsurpassed by all who have tried.’
- ‘It was not, alas, unique, unequalled, unsurpassed, or uncommon for all that.’
- ‘Their affinity with the Leicester public, too, is unsurpassed.’
- ‘They have always been leaders in scouting and their record in national competition is unsurpassed.’
- ‘As the night wore on he was firmly in the middle of the action, playing with a passion unsurpassed among those performing.’
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