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.]
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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]
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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)]
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ne plus ultra
A Latin phrase meaning no more beyond, used to mean the most perfect example of something.
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|Noun||1.||ne plus ultra - the state of being without a flaw or defect|
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
dream - someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
refinement, polish, finish, cultivation, culture - a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
fare-thee-well - state of perfection; the utmost degree; "they polished the furniture to a fare-thee-well"
intactness - the state of being unimpaired
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ne plus ultra(Latin)
noun ultimate, extreme, perfection, the last word, culmination, acme, uttermost point The new building is the ne plus ultra of theatrical design.
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