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excellence

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1 exceptionally high quality
  • the annual awards honor excellence in children's literature

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2 a quality that gives something special worth
  • the particular excellence of down in clothing and sleeping bags is its lightness

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The first known use of excellence was in the 14th century

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“Excellence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/excellence. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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