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finest

[ fahy-nist ]
/ ˈfaɪ nɪst /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Informal.

the police: New York City's finest.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of finest

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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