Origin of superb
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Pryor wouldn't have succeeded without his superb intelligence, Williams wouldn't have succeeded without his abiding passion.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can sit at the counter, slurp a superb milk shake, and watch the action.
In an excerpt from the new edition of his superb account of the artist Holy Terror, Bob Colacello considers his legacy and fame.
He was superb as Henry II in The Lion in Winter, and very good in The Ruling Class.Michael Korda on the Role That Defined Peter O’Toole’s Success|Michael Korda|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Living longer for someone like myself and my constituency allows for a superb quality of life.Suzanne Somers Responds To Critics, Says She Has A Thick Skin|Brandy Zadrozny|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His costume was superb, and was such as was then worn, on important occasions, by American gentlemen of the highest rank.
The Chateau de Tanlay is a superb relic of a sixteenth century work.Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy|Francis Miltoun
Then one sees the exquisite frocks, the superb jewels, the celebrities of good and ill repute.In Vanity Fair|Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
It meant a flutter of raiment, a deliberation of readjustment, a kind of superb, massive dislocation.The Adventures of a Widow|Edgar Fawcett
Here you are—a superb article, the very thing for nightgowns.'Brittany|Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
British Dictionary definitions for superb
Word Origin for superb
Word Origin and History for superb
1540s, "noble, magnificent" (of buildings, monuments, etc.), from Latin superbus "grand, proud, sumptuous," from super "above, over" (see super-). The second element probably is from PIE root *bhe- "to be." General sense of "very fine" developed by 1729.