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Excelling above all others
“Being extremely intelligent, he was by far the best student in his class.”
Offering or producing the greatest advantage
“The best thing to do after a burglary is to inform the authorities.”
Most appropriately or usefully
“Studying is best done when there are no distractions.”
To the highest degree
“Going for long walks was the activity he liked best.”
That which is the most excellent or outstanding
“Her performance represented the best of classical music.”
The supreme effort one can make, or has made
“I may not have reached my goal, but I gave it my best and came close.”
The finest aspect of a person or thing
“He had a canny knack for bringing out the best in a person.”
To surpass in skill or achievement
“Tom studied hard as he was determined to best his cousin in the upcoming exam.”
To beat in a contest
“Rocky Balboa would best Ivan Drago in the boxing ring and inspire the crowd with a rousing victory speech.”
Most or largest
“Cleaning up my messy apartment took up the best part of my weekend.”
Individuals representing the best of a class
“We only want the best representing our country.”
Best wishes given to someone
“I give my best to you and your family.”
One's smartest or most formal clothes
“I have to be dressed in my best for my wedding.”
To the highest standard
“She purchased expensive clothes because she wanted to be the best-dressed woman in town.”
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