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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
Ahead, find 9 stellar ways to wear your favorite astronomical prints.
Still, quarterbacks without stellar statistics, like Mike Glennon and Josh McCown, have landed jobs.
Junior Brown and Shinyribs at Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion continues to be a summertime jewel, offering a stellar lineup of musicians for free shows.
Crockett is competing with the Hamilton Joes this year and recently turned in a stellar outing against the Xenia Scouts on Wednesday.
From hair care to makeup to skin products, there are some stellar options at your local spots to try out.
Fueling speculation about your own political ambition is one of the vice-president’s key duties, and Mike Pence is doing a stellar job.
Other transient orcas, which eat marine mammals such as stellar sea lions and seals, also migrate through the Salish Sea.
Havre de Grace city leaders heaped praise on city police, public works employees, city staff, volunteers and the members of the new Independence Day Commission for pulling off a stellar celebration Sunday.
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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 That use is no longer current, but today biologists and geologists might use one of thesesynonyms: "stellular," "stellate," and "stelliform."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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