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One that is conspicuous by virtue of excellence or superiority: "In the hard-working ... supporting cast, there are two standouts" (New York).


or stand′-out`,

1. a person, performance, etc., that is clearly superior to others.
2. outstanding; superior.
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Informal. Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
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Man of the match in last year's Grand Final, was an early season standout until a shoulder injury ruled him out for over two months in May.
'I have to embrace the role as the leader of this team,' said Tayongtong, a former Emilio Aguinaldo College and Arellano U standout. 'We lost a lot of great players that's why it's important for me to step up and help my new teammates.'
WASHINGTON DC:In response to escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, peace-lovers around the globe joined hands in a Global StandOut for Peace in South Asia in more than 20 cities across seven countries on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Dula, a Masville Elementary School standout and veteran of international tournaments, made an impact in the boys' 11-year category, nailing his first new record in the 100m individual medley via a one-minute, 12.15-second showing.
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NEIL LENNON says Martin Boyle has been a standout for Hibs - even if he isn't the standout in his own home.
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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.
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