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stand-out

1. adjective Especially noticeable, remarkable, or impressive. Always used before a noun. The actress delivered a stand-out performance that has been garnering awards and acclaim from every corner of the industry. It's going to be hard to make it as an artist if you don't have a stand-out portfolio ready to show potential clients.
2. noun Someone who is especially noticeable, remarkable, or impressive. Thompson is proving to be a stand-out in the field of neuroscience. It's been an amazing trip so far, but one of the stand-outs has definitely been the sunrise hike to the top of Mount Fuji.

stand-out

n. an extraordinary thing or person. Bob is a real stand-out in our bowling league.
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It was far from the 1:15.39 old mark Palarong Pambansa standout Seth Isaac Martin registered in 2013.
FA Insight's biennial analysis of what constitutes "Standout firms" -- those in the top 25% of their peers in four size categories -- offers some real insight into what independent firms can do to become more successful.
The Christmas StandOuts also showcase a mix of graphic elements and text to add humor and personality to the card.
The 2007 EFL MVP had another standout season in 2009, completing 50 percent of his passes for nearly 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Standouts shelving is easy to assemble, and shelf spacing adjusts in seconds.
of Pennsylvania and Josh Wooding, a standout on the American Junior Golf Association circuit attending the University of Southern California.
Standout acts were Glasgow's Neil Thompson and Gordon Midler, who blew the crowd away.
(Nokio produced 80 percent.) Among the standouts are "Stacey Jones," a sexy love ballad written by Nokio, TQ and Case and produced by Nokio.
These business standouts have made it to regional VP, country manager or CEO, among other positions, but have not yet nailed the job of head honcho.
Standouts in a consistently fine collection include the travails of a werewolf wife aging in dog years in Susan Palwick's "Gestella," Cory Doctorow's vicious satire of corporate warfare and its victim-soldiers in "Power Punctuation," and the heart-stopping black comedy of Terry Bisson's "The Old Rugged Cross," in which a death row inmate's religious conversion is capitalized on by virtually everyone who comes in contact with him.
This is a follow-up to Kelly's previous title, Voices From the Negro Leagues: 52 Standouts of the Period--1924-1960 (McFarland & Company, 1998).
In keeping with L.A.'s independent mind-set, most of the standouts proved to be solo pieces (in fact, almost one-third of all Kaleidoscope works were solos), well-rounded performances danced with supple strength and exhibiting a thematic clarity and satisfying fullness that many of the group pieces lacked.
The Philippines' representative to the tournament has surrounded the veteran Odom with a solid cast of stars, including well-loved Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee and UAAP standouts Juan Gomez de Liano of UP and Santi Santillan of La Salle.
The most successful firms in the study are called "Standouts" (the top 25% of firms, determined by equally weighting revenue growth and owners' income, in each of four size categories).
Juniors TJ Magnell and Ryan LaPrade, a couple of former Leominster High standouts, each drove in a run as the Lancers defeated the visiting Beacons.