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slang A shortening of "asexual," meaning one who does not feel sexual attraction or desire for others, or who does not feel compelled to engage in sexual activity. That's great that you're so into your boyfriend, but I'm ace, so I just don't feel that kind of attraction for people. Hey, Caroline, I know you're attracted to Bobby, but I think he might be ace. Like, I've been his friend for years, and I've never once heard him express sexual interest in anyone, guy or girl. I used to identify as ace, until I realized that I could feel sexual attraction, it just wouldn't happen until I'd formed an emotional connection with the person.

ace (something)

To do exceptionally well in something, especially an exam or other high-pressure situation. I feel like I aced that interview, so I'm pretty sure the job is mine. I managed to ace that test without even studying for it. I can't believe I aced my driver's test because I'm usually terrible at parallel parking!
See also: ace

an ace

Someone who is very good or skilled (at something). Just get Mom to help you. She's an ace at wrapping gifts. Bill's an ace when it comes to math—he'll definitely make a good tutor. I'm an ace at solving these kinds of logistical issues—let me help you.
See also: ace, an
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1. mod. [of persons] best; top-rated. She is an ace reporter with the newspaper.
2. n. one dollar. It only costs an ace. Buy two.
3. tv. to pass a test easily, with an A grade. (see also ace out.) I knew I wouldn’t ace it, but I never thought I’d flunk it!
4. n. a nickname for a foolish and ineffectual person. (Sarcastic. Usually a term of address.) Hey, ace, hand me that monkey wrench—if you know what one is.
5. tv. to surpass someone or something; to beat someone or something; to ace someone out. The Japanese firm aced the Americans by getting the device onto the shelves first.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Many readers will know or become more aware that they also have a background of ACEs, some are unaffected, pushing forward with successful lives, some are bruised yet function well, others are shattered, despite comparable ACE experience.
For Elgin (4-8), Inga Suceska had an ace, 4 digs, 11 assists, 3 kills and 3 blocks, and Kennedy Venable had 6 digs and 7 kills.
Sporting are quoting Gonzalez at 0-3 in their ace supremacy market which awards ten points for the player who serves the most and an additional three for every ace the match bet is won by, and selling Gonzalez supremacy at 0 looks a terrific trade.
Lincoln Way East -- Zavala (4 kills, 1 ace); Piet (2 kills, 3 digs); Herlihy (11 kills, 1 assist); Wroblewski (5 kills, 1 dig); McPhillips (10 kills); O'Donnell (18 assists, 1 dig); Boykin (9 digs); Pacini (2 assists, 6 digs); Kougan (8 kills); Walsh (16 assists, 1 dig).
The taller players who serve less aces than you might expect are also worth taking a look at.
Both Aces and Avianca have been discussing new and expanded alliances with major international airlines.
Serving: Michalski 12-14 4 aces, A.Peterson 10-11 3 aces, Stelll 7-7 ace.
This book is definitely one of the best and most unusual in the highly successful Aircraft of the Aces series.
Stagg -- Olblazny (24 assists, 4 blocks, 1 kill); Dudzinski (11 kills, 1 block, 1 ace); Kazanecki (11 kills, 5 aces, 1 block).
American and British aces are featured, but those of Japan, Germany, the Soviet Union, France and other air forces are also described.
Serving -- GC: Ortiz 7 aces; Attacking -- GC: Rockel 12 kills, Eugene 5 kills, Dahlstrom 5 kills; Setting -- Ortiz 17 assists, Reinoso 10 assists; Digs -- Loeffler 15; Blocks -- Murphy 2, Tonkery 2.
South Elgin -- Ayar (1 kill, 2 aces, 1 dig), Correo (3 kills, 2 aces), Dullum (1 kill, 2 aces), Mazowicz (4 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs), Ozga (2 aces, 1 dig), Sanghia (2 kills, 3 digs), Skrzyphzak (1 ace), Thomas (2 kills).
Benet -- Kmieciak (20 assists); Andringa (5 kills); Folts (5 kills, 8 svc pts, 2 aces); Simchak (5 kills); Becker (8 svc pts, 2 aces); Bratkiv (9 svc pts, 2 aces).
Serving Stev: Sorenson (2 aces), Cuc (2 aces); Attacking Stev: Sorenson (11 kills), Micek (5 kills), Havenhill (5 kills); Setting Stev: Cuc (28 assists); Digs Stev: Robinson 13, Micek 6; Blocking Stev: Bufe 1, Havenhill 1.
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