above all

adverb

Definition of above all

: before every other consideration : especially

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In 2019, these companies are riding high on venture capital money and investors’ hunger for growth above all else. Rani Molla, Vox, "How the tech unicorns of 2019 are doing on the stock market," 20 June 2019 To many Europeans, including to Smithson, the U.S. seemed to promise an escape from that strand of insular family politics that prioritized the nature of one's birth above all else. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "Mr. Smithson’s Family Goes to Washington," 14 June 2019 Amazing friends, colleagues, and partners, Taureans value honesty above all else and are proud that their personal relationships tend to be drama free. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Baby Will Likely Have the Same Zodiac Sign as Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and the Queen," 10 Mar. 2019 And while he's clearly energized by the prospect of ending energy poverty, one topic above all causes his eyes to light up the most: his wife, Kristine, and their daughter, Ruth. Jeremy Bradley, CBS News, "This engineer and humanitarian aims to end "energy poverty"," 12 June 2019 And, above all, his clients will indulge in one of life’s most simple pleasures: having a pretty place to retreat to each day. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Orlando Soria's Unspouse My House Gives the Newly-Single a New Sense of Home," 6 June 2019 That development brought fans to their feet in Court Philippe Chatrier, roaring and clapping and, above all, wondering: Was this, now, a real contest? Howard Fendrich, chicagotribune.com, "Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in 4 sets to win his 12th French Open title," 9 June 2019 That development brought fans to their feet in Court Philippe Chatrier, roaring and clapping and, above all, wondering: Was this, now, a real contest? Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, "Rafael Nadal continues mastery on the clay, wins 12th French Open title," 9 June 2019 Bourdain used each episode to weave a story that, above all else, had a point, a message, a lesson. Spud Hilton, SFChronicle.com, "The 7 lessons Anthony Bourdain taught us about travel," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of above all

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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