ne plus ultra
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ne plus ul·tra(nē′ plŭs ŭl′trə, nā′ plo͝os o͝ol′trä)
1. The highest point, as of excellence or achievement; the ultimate.
2. The most profound degree, as of a condition or quality.
[Latin nē plūs ultrā, (go) no more beyond (this point) : nē, no + plūs, more + ultrā, beyond.]
ne plus ultra(ˈneɪ ˈplʊs ˈʊltrɑː)
the extreme or perfect point or state
[literally: not more beyond (that is, go no further), allegedly a warning to sailors inscribed on the Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar]
ne plus ul•tra(ˈni ˌplʌs ˈʌl trə, ˈneɪ)
1. the highest point or stage; acme.
2. the most intense degree of a quality or state.
[1690–1700; < New Latin, Latin nē plūs ultrā (may you) not (go) further beyond (this point)]
ne plus ultra
A Latin phrase meaning no more beyond, used to mean the most perfect example of something.
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