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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
Downtown Scottsdale will boast both Hyunwook Lee’s exceptional Korean barbecue and Shinji Kurita’s stellar contemporary Japanese fine dining in two spaces under the same roof.
The new model for stellar death introduced in the paper, however, updates the process.
Consistent, although not stellar, play was enough to get by the Bulldogs (12-11), the third-place team from the Golden League.
After a stellar return in Game 2, Curry looked tired in Game 3, and Kerr noted that the second game back from a long layoff is always the hardest.
Kyle Jackson The junior center defender anchored a stellar back line for the Division 2 champs.
Lyons gymnasts claim sectional title The Lyons boys gymnastics team turned in a stellar performance Saturday at its own sectional meet.
Along with that show of a stellar, winning, warbling voice and a hard tale of drinking, carousing and forgetting, this reviewer couldn’t help but marvel at JBJ’s teeth.
But after a stellar, if not spectacular, 2017 campaign, the soon-to-be 34-year-old is set for at least the next two years.
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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 That use is no longer current, but today biologists and geologists might use one of thesesynonyms: "stellular," "stellate," and "stelliform."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.
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out of this world, too much;
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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