from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pre-eminent, outstanding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Select; choice; hence, extraordinary, excellent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excellent; eminent; distinguished.
Neil MacGregor, the BM's eximious director and presenter of Radio 4's "History of the World in One Hundred Objects" , accurately stated that "this exhibition is a fantastic example of collaboration between the British Museum and its partners across the UK."
Is it so exaltated, eximious, extraoldandairy and excels-siorising? —
Whence we may observe, — First, That the greatest and most eximious expression of the love of God towards believers is in sending his Son to die for them, not sparing him for their sake; this is made the chief of all.
The hokum and horsefeathers are, alas, infectious: here and there in this wretched text are signed interpolations by the eximious director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery himself, snippets of schoolboy art history declaring, for example, that in The Runaway and Young
There is that eximious infatuation with language, the sheer, lush love of the sound for the sound of it, sense be damned.
His sensations, on entering this vast repository of arms, were not unlike those attributed to a personage whose fictitious adventures, though the production of a _Feringhi_ pen, present one of the most faithful pictures extant of the genuine feelings of an oriental on Frank matters: -- "When we came to the guns," says the eximious Hajji Baba, "by my beard, existence fled from our heads!
Rather it is hoped that the haecceity of this enchiridion of arcane and recondite sesquipedalian items will appeal to the oniomania of an eximious Gemeinschaft whose legerity and sophrosyne, whose Sprachgefühl and orexis will find more than fugacious fulfillment among its felicific pages. "
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