1‘Gould is a nonpareil storyteller’
incomparable, matchless, unrivalled, unparalleled, unequalled, without equal, peerless, unmatched, beyond comparison, beyond compare, second to none, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, unbeatable, inimitable
unique, consummate, perfect, rare, exquisite, transcendent, surpassing, superlative, supreme
1‘he was a great player, Britain's nonpareil of the 1980s’
best, finest, paragon, crème de la crème, peak of perfection, elite, jewel, jewel in the crown, gem
ne plus ultra
informal the best this side of ..., the finest this side of ...
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.