most important of all; before everything else; chiefly: Above all, the little girl wanted a piano.He said that, above all else, he was a dad of two young children.
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How to use above all in a sentence
It gives you such a high-up-above-all-your-earthly-ills feeling!Mary Ware in Texas | Annie F. Johnston
Other Idioms and Phrases with above all
More than anything else, as in A winter hike calls for good equipment, but above all it requires careful planning. This phrase first appears in William Langland's Piers Ploughman (1377), in which the narrator exhorts readers to love the Lord God above all. Also see first and last.
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