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crème de la crème

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individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class
  • a list of titles that represents the crème de la crème of the multitude of books published over the past year

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“Crème de la crème.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cr%C3%A8me%20de%20la%20cr%C3%A8me. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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