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1. Of or characterized by a highly developed or wide-ranging skill or proficiency: "The compleat speechwriter ... comes to anonymity from Harvard Law" (Israel Shenker).
2. Being an outstanding example of a kind; quintessential: "Here was the compleat modern misfit: the very air appeared to poison him; his every step looked treacherous and hard won" (Stephen Schiff).

[Variant of complete.]


an archaic spelling of complete, used esp in the titles of handbooks, in imitation of The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton



highly skilled; expert.
[1875–80; earlier sp. of complete, used in allusion to The Compleat Angler (1653), by Izaak Walton]
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Mean while our Primitive great Sire, to meet His god-like Guest, walks forth, without more train Accompani'd then with his own compleat Perfections, in himself was all his state, More solemn then the tedious pomp that waits On Princes, when thir rich Retinue long Of Horses led, and Grooms besmeard with Gold Dazles the croud, and sets them all agape.
To compleat such unparalelled Barbarity we were informed that an Execution in the House would shortly take place.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of the Head of a civilized nation.
And take the COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER to the outhouse," Joan continued, rapidly wiping her hands, and donning the garments.
The COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER was an old thick volume, which lay on a table at her elbow, so worn by pocketing that the margins had reached the edge of the type.
By this friendly aid of Fear, Conscience obtained a compleat victory in the mind of Black George, and, after making him a few compliments on his honesty, forced him to deliver the money to Jones.
One day, while my husband was busily at work, I sat beside him reading an old cookery book called The Compleat Housewife: or Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion.
1593: Izaak Walton, the ''father of angling'' - he |wrote The Compleat Angler - was born in Stafford.
Tenders are invited for Time Delay Relay For 110 V Dc, On/Off Delay With Proper 18 Pin Plug Compleat Assembly For Pr 1 Relay Application With Time Log 60 Second Clw Spec.
Instead, this vista from the Macdonald Compleat Angler hotel in Marlow, Bucks, took me straight back to a nightmare scenario a decade earlier.
a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced that Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center, a network of clinics in North Carolina owned by Kare Partners, and Hot Springs Sports Medicine, its subsidiary in Arkansas, have selected Clinicient as their revenue cycle management (RCM) partner at seven clinic locations.
1593: Izaak Walton, the "father of angling" - he wrote The Compleat Angler - was born in Stafford.

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