above all


Definition of above all 

: before every other consideration : especially

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On this occasion, Shak was very excited to sing to her fans, but above all to her most important guests: her soccer star husband Gerard Pique and their sons Milan and Sasha. Suzette Fernandez, Billboard, "Watch Shakira Share Love for Barcelona During Concert in Her New Hometown," 9 July 2018 But above all of this, Monáe put on a jaw-dropping show. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Janelle Monáe delivers breathtaking, timely and timeless concert at Summerfest," 7 July 2018 Country is the genre that still prizes lyrical and musical excellence above all else, above image, above fame, above production value. WSJ, "Caroline Jones’s Unusual Journey to Country Music Stardom," 6 July 2018 The next president’s main job should be to reinforce the institutions that underpin a modern economy, democracy and above all the rule of law. The Economist, "AMLO, Mexico’s answer to Donald Trump," 23 June 2018 Her strength, love of her family, and above all belief in God, prevailed against much adversity. courant.com, "Emilia Szkoda," 14 June 2018 Is engagement, above all, driving us to lowest common denominators to just have more clicks, and more time, and all of that stuff. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full video and transcript: 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch at Code 2018," 30 May 2018 McLaughlin said that Rajneesh’s insistence on exalting himself above all other living spiritual teachers was alien to any Indian religious practice. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "Outside the Limits of the Human Imagination," 27 Mar. 2018 Iran, North Korea, Russia For those who are cringing at Bolton’s rise, it’s above all the international context that makes Trump’s hawkish shift of his national security team so frightening. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "A hawkish new White House tilt, but some also see a glimmer of realism," 26 Mar. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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