above all

adverb

Definition of above all

: before every other consideration : especially

Examples of above all in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not starting with the 20th pick in Round 1 and needing, above all else, a quarterback. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The Chicago Bears weren’t going to fill all their needs in the NFL draft. But if quarterback Justin Fields pans out, it all should be just fine.," 2 May 2021 As a result, her stylish garments are fashionably inclined, functional, and above all else, comfortable. Tiffany Leigh, Forbes, "Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Mommy And Me Outfit Sets," 28 Apr. 2021 Instead, the reference Chia hardware posted to Github prioritizes external storage above all else, with racks of traditional hard drives or SSDs stored in a NAS or other arrangement. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Chia cryptocurrency threatens to spike SSD prices like Bitcoin did to GPUs," 27 Apr. 2021 This was a business decision above all else, intended to skirt a scandal that was threatening to swallow the start of the 2021 season. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Republicans Have Ruined Sports for Republicans," 19 Apr. 2021 In order to prevent a new surge as well as Covid-19 variants that may be more infectious, health experts continue to recommend mask-wearing, social distancing, and above all else, vaccination. Travis Caldwell, CNN, "Nearly half of US states reported an increase in Covid-19 cases this week. Here's what experts say can help stop another surge," 16 Apr. 2021 The rock formation is what’s known as a tuff ring, which rises magnificently above all else around it. oregonlive, "Head to Oregon’s high desert for a spring break with open spaces," 21 Mar. 2021 Greenhouse gases include ubiquitous water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, and above all, carbon dioxide, a gas released when fossil fuels are burned to power transportation, generate electricity, and are used to manufacture amenities of modern life. Richard Lindzen, National Review, "Climate ‘Emergency’? Not So Fast," 16 Apr. 2021 And above all, the right robo-advisor can give you time to spend with your family and on your hobbies instead of trawling through data behind your desk! Peter Bakker, Forbes, "Considering Automated Investing? Three Things To Know," 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of above all

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Above all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/above%20all. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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