In all such bush-craft as this Ted was facile princeps, and he asked no better employment.
And here, alas, this nation can by no means claim to be facile princeps.
The brain-fever bird or hawk cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius) is facile princeps.
Whether we regard him as an expounder of the philosophy of mind or the philosophy of society, he is facile princeps.
It is therefore of Cuvier's series, chondropterigii, of which the sturgeon is facile princeps.
During the early part of his life he was universally admitted to be facile princeps among the Swedish poets of his time.
I do not presume to say anything of the constitution of the empire to you, who are 'jurisperitorum Germanicorum facile princeps'.
Indeed, Chopin even found fault with the master where he is universally regarded as facile princeps.
They had gone through a competitive examination of considerable severity, and she had come forth the winner, facile princeps.
And as sufficient time had not elapsed to impair his hardihood or lower his vast strength he was facile princeps.
Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.