Origin of excellence
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Examples from the Web for excellence
Since the arrival of Chorus Master Donald Palumbo, the Met chorus now commands that same level of excellence as the orchestra.Inside the Metropolitan Opera’s Insane Year
Shawn E. Milnes
November 23, 2014
The committee awarded her the coveted “Rising Star Award” for both her exposure and excellence at such a young age.New York Fashion Week's Teen Sensation: Isabella Rose Taylor, 13, Stages A Sartorial Revolution
September 6, 2014
The great global cities rose as centers of industry and trade, while developing from there an excellence in related services.Welcome to the Billion-Man Slum
August 25, 2014
The new renaissance in television would never have happened without this commitment to excellence.Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV
August 3, 2014
What an honor to black kids to have attendance treated as a measure of excellence.Standardized Tests Aren’t Racist: How Brown Kids Can Ace the Test to Get Into New York’s Stuyvesant
June 27, 2014
It was an animate statue to the excellence of good, clean living.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I was surprised by the excellence of the hotel at which I was lodged.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
His work in other kinds is of a very different order of excellence.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1
But that is easily forgiven in consideration of the excellence of the matter.
This excellence may be one of proportion or one of many other kinds.
- the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good; extreme merit; superiority
- an action, characteristic, feature, etc, in which a person excels
Word Origin and History for excellence
mid-14c., from Old French excellence, from Latin excellentia, from excellentem (see excellent).