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ne plus ultra

noun ne plus ul·tra \ˌnā-ˌpləs-ˈəl-trə, ˌnē-\

Definition of NE PLUS ULTRA

1
:  the highest point capable of being attained :  acme
2
:  the most profound degree of a quality or state

Examples of NE PLUS ULTRA

  1. <this new sports car is being billed as the ne plus ultra of automotive achievement>

Origin of NE PLUS ULTRA

New Latin, (go) no more beyond
First Known Use: 1637

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