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- adj. As good as the best, as in quality or reputation; inferior to no one else or to nothing else of the same kind.
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Gillespie's great ability was well known, his wide learning and his remarkable controversial powers had been already well proved, else such a young man would never have been sent on such a mission; but his appearance in the debates at Westminster astonished those who knew him best, and won for him a name second to none of the oldest and ablest statesmen and scholars who sat in that famous house.
Messers K. and H. assure the public their production will be second to none