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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 53-year-old judge, who clerked for Justice Kennedy, arrives with a stellar reputation among conservatives, and gives Republicans the potential to change the balance of the court for years to come, reports CBS News' Jan Crawford.
Supporters point to Greenlight’s stellar annual returns since inception: 15% versus 8.7% for the S&P 500 and 7.5% for the average stock-focused hedge fund, according to HFR.
Everything came together just right last year with the stellar play of Rogers and Rose.
Simmons’ stellar reputation has prompted loyal supporters, including some students, to rally to her defense.
Off to the left at the intersection of Adelaida Road, esteemed Tablas Creek Vineyard helped establish Paso’s stellar reputation for Rhône varietals.
It’s hard for a doctor to ignore information from prestigious medical organizations with stellar reputations.
For an extended period, investors complained about mediocre economic growth prospects while enjoying stellar returns on financial investments.
This went down very well with Liverpool supporters, who already tend to hold Abbas in high regard following the news that Salah has recently agreed to sign a new five-year deal with the Reds after a stellar debut season.
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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 That use is no longer current, but today biologists and geologists might use one of thesesynonyms: "stellular," "stellate," and "stelliform."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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