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first-rate

1. adjective Excellent; of the best or highest possible quality or rank. That movie was positively first-rate! The tiny nation boasts a first-rate healthcare system.
2. adverb Very well; superbly; fantastically. I hear Joanna did first-rate on her exams last week.
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Another remarkable triumph was when Clare Gormley came up with a phenomenal Blanche de la Force in a revival of Dialogues des Carmelites, bringing an incandescent spirituality to a first-rate revival of a first-rate production by Elijah Moshinsky under the first-rate baton of Myer Fredman.
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Now Aid to Women is a first-rate pro-life organization in Toronto which helps an estimated one hundred women a year seeking an abortion to carry their baby to term instead, and be happy for the rest of their lives.
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