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above all (else)

More than anything. All animals are great, but, above all, I love dogs. I know you love playing soccer, but you need to focus on your schoolwork above all. Above all, love one another.
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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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above ˈall (ˈelse)

especially; most important of all: Don’t spend too much, don’t forget to write, but above all, have a good time!He misses his family above all else.
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above all

Over and above all other factors or considerations: Above all, tell the truth.
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