a (certain type of person or thing) among (others)

a (certain type of person or thing) among (others)

A truly exceptional or exemplary person or thing among other of that kind. The university honored the late Professor Mubarak, whom they called a scholar among scholars in the ceremony. Their latest model is something incredible, a true car among cars. Your dad was such a kind soul, always willing to lend a hand or be a listening ear. He was truly a man among men.
See also: among, of, person, type
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