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Examples of stellar in a Sentence
the rate of stellar expansion
The movie has a stellar cast.
Recent Examples of stellar from the Web
The Loras recruit was a jack of all trades, recording 687 assists and 87 kills to go along with a stellar serve as one of the Southland's premier multifaceted players.
Todd parlayed that opportunity into a stellar 2017 season as the Tigers' everyday center fielder.
Of course, Gonzales’ supervisor might have been happy because his employee promised to continue to be a stellar worker.
For their comprehensive accomplishments and years of stellar performance, their reward during Thursday’s NBA Draft will likely be hearing their names called...in the second round.
Knox had a stellar first practice Sunday at the United States Olympic Training Center, draining 3-pointers and finishing attacks to the rim during the two-hour session.
White’s career ended terrifically as his final five appearances went without a run given up and culminated with a stellar outing on May 6 in a 17-6 win over Chapman in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Barrington girls soccer team punctuated its stellar season with another high honor.
Investors added $1.78 billion to QQQ in a single day Nasdaq-tracking fund holds consumer companies like Amazon.com After a stellar run in tech stocks this year, some ETF investors are cashing in their chips.
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Did You Know?
Stella, the Latin word for "star," shines brightly in the word constellation, but "stella" words have been favored by scientists to describe earthly things as much as heavenly bodies. "Stellar" was once used to mean "star-shaped." That use is no longer current, but today biologists and geologists might use one of thesesynonyms: "stellular," "stellate," and "stelliform." Poets, too, have looked to "stella." John Milton used "stellar" in its infancy when he wrote in Paradise Lost: "these soft fires … shed down their stellar virtue." "Stellar" shot into its leading role as a synonym of "star" (as when we say "stellar pupil") in the late 1800s.
STELLAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stellar for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the stars
: very good
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