above all


Definition of above all

: before every other consideration : especially

Examples of above all in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s always one project that satisfies the collective desire for transformation above all others: freshly painted kitchen cabinets. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 22 July 2022 To their eyes, everything was raw material for creative work: car tires, magazine ads, machine parts, subway posters and above all, the rambunctious street life of a city on the upswing. Susan Delson, WSJ, 8 July 2022 In opening remarks, Biden delivered a message of NATO unity and strength in the face of new challenges, touting, above all, the addition of Finland and Sweden into the alliance. Sarah Kolinovsky, ABC News, 30 June 2022 Since it was founded in 2008, the nonprofit Classic Theatre of San Antonio has focused on staging performances of classic plays by the likes of Arthur Miller, Henrik Ibsen and above all, William Shakespeare. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 2 June 2022 The 27-year-old Aries, who describes herself as a Myers-Briggs ENTP to a T, enjoys watching anime, Korean dramas, and Dylan O’Brien movies — and above all, listening to K-pop. Bora, Rolling Stone, 31 May 2022 Their body art is fresh, innovative, poignant, cute, beautiful, and above all, cool. Angela Qian, Vogue, 27 May 2022 Child's advice to cooks was to work hard, take risks and above all have fun. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 The company needed to get new machines, new materials and above all, to hire extra employees to join the 20-25 staffers in a country whose unemployment rate of 3.4% reflects a lack of available workers in many fields. Karel Janicek, ajc, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of above all

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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above and beyond

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9 Aug 2022

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“Above all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/above%20all. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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