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He is always in extremes, perpetually in the superlative degree.
This genius Marheyo possessed in a superlative degree, as he abundantly evinced by the use to which he put those sorely bruised and battered old shoes.
It does very well till you get across the water, where, as everything is obscure, it is certain to deal in the superlative.
He fancied this was because of the sardonic pleasure its superlative phrases gave him, but the truth was it held him.
For martyrdoms, I reckon them amongst miracles; because they seem to exceed the strength of human nature: and I may do the like, of superlative and admirable holiness of life.
The person who screams, or uses the superlative degree, or converses with heat, puts whole drawing-rooms to flight.
This was the superlative expression of royal satisfaction.
I am not sure that the greatest man of his age, if ever that solitary superlative existed, could escape these unfavorable reflections of himself in various small mirrors; and even Milton, looking for his portrait in a spoon, must submit to have the facial angle of a bumpkin.
Now, it seems to be a law of nature that we must show our true selves at some time, and as the Scot must do it at home, and squeeze a day into an hour, what follows is that there he is self-revealing in the superlative degree, the feelings so long dammed up overflow, and thus a Scotch family are probably better acquainted with each other, and more ignorant of the life outside their circle, than any other family in the world.
Black headlines, notes of exclamation, the use of superlative adjectives, scarcely met the case.
And now, in her, he conceived purity to be the superlative of goodness and of cleanness, the sum of which constituted eternal life.
Michael's wrath was as superlative as was his helplessness.