above all


: before every other consideration : especially

Examples of above all in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That job includes picking the cast, capturing the drama, and above all satisfying the ever-changing audience to keep the show on the air. Megan Farokhmanesh, WIRED, 4 Apr. 2024 But above all, there are the spaces afflicted by the memory of his father: the family apartment in Cairo; the hotel in Alexandria where father and son first met Mona; the apartment in Geneva where he was last seen alive. Hazlitt, 3 Apr. 2024 What the exhibition demonstrates above all is how innovative Sobel was, in both her media and methods of application. Helen Stoilas, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 All presidential candidates need money for travel, staff, and above all, for advertising. Ron Elving, NPR, 30 Mar. 2024 That’s why our team did the research to find online casinos with the highest payout percentages that are secure and reputable above all. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 11 Mar. 2024 But above all, Noora Al Mafraji was a devoted mother, hard worker and friend. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 8 Mar. 2024 What van Dijk and Alisson and, above all, Rodri do might not be as thrilling, as pulsating or as delicate as scoring a goal, but that should not reduce its value. Rory Smith, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 The most important thing is to use this time to get closer to Allah—and, above all, that means increasing your worship in a safe and healthy way. Azmia Ricchuito, SELF, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of above all was in the 14th century

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“Above all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/above%20all. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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