One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a paragon of fortitude and cheerfulness’
perfect example, shining example, good example, model, epitome, archetype, ideal, exemplar, nonpareil, paradigm, embodiment, personification, quintessence, standard, prototype, apotheosis, the crème de la crème, the beau idéal, acme
jewel, gem, flower, angel, treasure
a perfect example of its kind
informal one in a million, the bee's knees, something else, the tops
archaic a nonesuch
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