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Debussy (in a passage unmentioned by Sachs) referred to the Ninth as "a universal nightmare": a characteristically spiteful remark, but not without half-truth, since even Wagner, with all his arrogance, retained a sense of the work as being a ne plus ultra.
A second protracted trial found him guilty, sentencing him to fourteen years hard labor and giving prominence to the ne plus ultra champion of his cause, Edward Keneally, whose aggressive conduct as defence counsel got him disbarred from the legal profession.
Competitive birding may be the ne plus ultra of geek chic, but as long as money talks, this sort of nerdiness is just fine.
Not clever enough to be truly pretentious, Noe's tiresomely gimmicky film about a low-level Tokyo drug dealer who enjoys one long, last trip after dying proves to be the ne plus ultra of nothing much.
In terms of escapism, it's the ne plus ultra, the dernier cri, le beau ideal and lots of other fancy foreign words.
While the Audi R8 is certainly the ne plus ultra of LED deployment, Audi designers are using LEDs on other vehicles to help provide distinctive looks.
You see, I need to look my best, as I have a table waiting for me at Alain Ducasse's Louis XV, the ne plus ultra of fine French dining.
Garden Organic has a collection of 800 old and unusual vegetable varieties, collected over the years, including several late 19th century tall peas, including Champion of England and Ne Plus Ultra.
Garden Organic has a collection of 800 old and unusual vegetable varieties, collected over the years, including several late 19th-century tall peas, including Champion of England and Ne Plus Ultra.
Not surprisingly, Wangh reports that the scoop is every reporter's ne plus ultra.
It will stand for decades as the ne plus ultra of cooperative effort by an individual in the worlds of music cataloging and music librarianship, and to some extent, even out in the larger universe of librarianship in general.
But it is surely--as even conservatives might concede--bloated, inefficient, reckless about costs, and the ne plus ultra of bureaucracy.