Superior in a sentence

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Definition of Superior

  • More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
  • Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
  • Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior bravery.
  • Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.
  • More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.
  • Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
  • Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
  • Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.
  • One who is above, or surpasses, another in rank, station, office, age, ability, or merit; one who surpasses in what is desirable; as, Addison has no superior as a writer of pure English.
  • The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.
  • a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
  • a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
  • the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
  • the head of a religious community
  • one of greater rank or station or quality
  • a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • of or characteristic of high rank or importance
  • of high or superior quality or performance
  • having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit
  • written or printed above and to one side of another character

How to use superior in a sentence. Superior pronunciation.

A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
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In such hours he must need remember his friend, his benefactor, and superior officer, the Tribune Servianus, whose fair young wife he had tempted with a thousand arts to forsake her husband and child, and fly with him into the wide world; and at this moment a bewildering illusion made him fancy that he was the Tribune Servianus, and yet at the same time himself.
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When presently his handsome wife attracted the notice of the legate, he endeavored to gain profit and advancement through her, but Sirona had rebuffed Quintillus with such insulting disrespect, that his superior officer became the centurion's enemy, and contrived to procure his removal to the oasis, which was tantamount to banishment.
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He spoke the last words aloud, and then desired one of the senator's slaves to give his mule a good feed and drink, for his own groom, and the superior decurion who during his absence must take his place, were also worshippers of Mithras, and had not yet returned from the mountain.
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She felt that she was very superior to Hermas, and her position was now too grave a one for her to feel inclined to play any more.
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Aware of the circumstances, she at once made friends with Miss Derrick, and greatly pleased that young lady by a skilful blending of "superior" talk with easy homeliness.
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You think yourself superior to us?
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The good Russian women seem immensely superior to the men in their instant perception and recognition of moral values, which gives them a chart and compass in life.
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He was surpassed by Turgenev, Dostoevski, and Tolstoi, but had he lived, he would have rejoiced in their superior art, just as every great teacher delights in being outstripped by his pupils.
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His calm account of their unblushing knavery is entirely free from either vindictive malice or superior contempt.
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Smerdakov, the epileptic, is a thorn in the side of those who endeavour to instruct him, for he asks questions and raises unforeseen difficulties that perplex those who regard themselves as his superiors.
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Turgenev's poorest novel, "Virgin Soil," which also gives us a picture of a factory, is immensely superior from every point of view.
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The soldiers are in worse plight than prisoners, being absolutely at the mercy of the alcoholic caprices of their superiors.
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None but a Superior, Higher, Overruling Spirit, could have known the thoughts and desires of each heart.
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A lady of superior culture and refinement, fell from opulence to extreme poverty, within four years.
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It will be noticed that the best judgment of good men advise one course, but trust in God for superior wisdom brought the case to answer in a totally different manner, by means of an unknown person, a total stranger, who neither knew him nor his desire.
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The ever living Power of a Superior Spirit which rules the world_." THE SEVEN LETTERS.
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Their exploits, however, were not of long duration; and pursued and overcome by superior forces, they were brought to trial, and Madame Aquet was condemned to death with her accomplices.
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The mistress of the house, fairly beaten away by superior force of vocabulary, reappeared with these and other exclamations, her face livid, her foolish eyes starting from their sockets.
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Esteeming herself in every respect Jessica's superior, she could not help a slight condescension in the tone she used to her; yet their friendship had much sincerity on both sides, and each was the other's only confidante.
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Examples of Superior

Example #1
David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
Example #2
Arabs and fellaheen squatting at street corners looked at him with furtive interest.
Example #3
Every hour of pain, and the whole bitter anguish that his betrayed benefactor had suffered through his act when he had seduced Glycera, he himself now seemed to realize, and at the same time the enemy that had betrayed him, Servianus, was none other than himself, Phoebicius, the Gaul.
Example #4
When he was well, his too darkly stained past life troubled him little; but when he was unmanned by weakness, he was incapable of fighting the ghastly demon that forced upon his memory in painful vividness those very deeds which he would most willingly have forgotten.
Example #5
From that time he had regarded her too as his enemy, and firmly believed that she designedly showed herself most friendly to those who seemed most obnoxious to him, and among these he reckoned Polykarp.
Example #6
In Rome Phoebicius and his young wife met again; there many admired the beautiful woman, and made every effort to obtain her favor, but to him she was only a lightly won, and therefore a lightly valued, possession; nay, ere long no more than a burden, ornamental no doubt but troublesome to guard.