(a.) Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
(a.) Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
(a.) Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
(n.) That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
(1) Here's Dominic's full story: US unemployment rate drops to lowest level in six years as 288,000 jobs added Michael McKee (@mckonomy) BNP economists say jobless rate would have been 6.8% if not for drop in participation rate May 2, 2014 2.20pm BST ING's Rob Carnell is also struck by the "extraordinary weakness" of US wage growth .
(2) Today's identification of four types and various sub-types of 5-HT receptors has revealed the extraordinary eclecticism of this transmitter which within migraine's clinical expression underscores that migraine sufferers are characterized by a marked sensitivity to all the drugs capable of acutely or chronically interacting with serotonin metabolism and binding with many serotonin receptor types and sub-types.
(3) Second, at a time when efforts to improve the safety of commercial factor VIII have led to extraordinary increases in cost, factor VIII from plasma exchange donation promises to be relatively inexpensive.
(4) They were granted “extraordinary leave” and left with their military equipment to be captured or killed on the streets of the Chechen capital.
(5) In the space of 90 extraordinary minutes it seemed as if a nation’s reinvention had been all but completed.
(6) The prime minister said that while he was prepared to organise the extraordinary Treasury briefing, he was not prepared to release the government’s independent advice for the public or parliament to justify the rise.
(7) Steve Bell on Jeremy Corbyn not singing the national anthem – cartoon Read more Admiral Lord West, former Labour security minister, said the decision not to sing the anthem was extraordinary.
(8) George RR Martin , whose series of novels inspired the HBO drama , has woven a tapestry of extraordinary size and richness; and most of the threads he has used derive from the history of our own world.
(9) "A pound spent in Croydon is of far more value to the country than a pound spent in Strathclyde," Johnson told the Huffington Post in an extraordinary interview this weekend.
(10) We wish to thank once again all the Chinese people and people around the world who have supported Beijing 2022 in this extraordinary bid journey.” Earlier, the president Xi threw his weight behind China’s bid, promising the “strongest support” for the Beijing Games in a one-minute video address to the IOC delegates.
(11) States are meant to swim alone on this … We’re already doing extraordinary things to deal with the burgeoning demands on our hospitals.” Turnbull reiterated an earlier call for the states and territories to look at increasing some of their own revenue measures to make up for funding shortfalls.
(12) So, at the end of her life, Williams, with other Hillsborough families, was recognised not as part of some Liverpool rabble but as a shining example: an everyday person embodying the extraordinary power and depth of human love.
(13) However, I want to see how both fighters handle what will be an extraordinary fight week before I make my own.
(14) The commissioner, Dyson Heydon, described the payment to the Hasluck election campaign as “extraordinary” in his final report, saying there was “a direct temporal connection between a meeting on workplace issues” and the “request for a contribution to the campaign”.
(15) B-cell tumors have been extraordinary sources of information about antibodies, their genes, and the cells that express them.
(16) That he was able to keep his secret treasures here, not in some remote corner of the globe but in the centre of the city that gave birth to the National Socialist movement, is both extraordinary and not short of a certain dark irony.
(17) In his UN general assembly address Tuesday, US president Obama referred to the "extraordinary potential" of the Iranian people "in commerce and culture; in science and education."
(18) In a biopsy from the mother's ovary a trisomic cell line was found, thus giving some, but not a complete explanation for this extraordinary family.
(19) The extraordinary trauma experienced by Resistance veterans from World War II (WW II) and other veterans may be associated with an increased incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatic morbidity, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).
(20) The virus of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease differs from conventional viruses in its extraordinary resistance to commonly used physical and chemical methods of decontamination.
(a.) Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.
(a.) Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.
(n.) That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.
(n.) The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.
(1) The world is in awe of China’s relentless capacity to produce gargantuan cities, each outdoing the most recent superlative that describes its predecessor.
(2) This is the temple complex of the Ness of Brodgar, and its size, complexity and sophistication have left archaeologists desperately struggling to find superlatives to describe the wonders they found there.
(3) That's a superlative goal from the 31-year-old debutant, who is now assured of a place in history even if he never wins another cap again in his life.
(4) He maintained both that this once-unavoidable change was no longer needed at all, owing to his superlative handling of the wider public finances, and – at the same time – that the cut was eventually happening anyway, as universal credit replaces tax credits.
(5) But according to the few Trump supporters willing to speak on the record – all of whom speak in superlatives of their adopted country and its people – Mexicans simply misunderstand the real-estate mogul.
(6) Increasingly, the paranoid defensiveness of the zealots cannot be reconciled with the righteous anger of those who believe every superlative performance must be suspect.
(7) The superlative regenerative capacity of rodent axons may limit the applicability of this model to human nerve tissue.
(8) We turn, as ever, to the superlative Complete Review, where MA Orthofer's reading of the Nobel betting patterns is legendary.
(9) "We're a bit suspicious of people who use too many superlatives," added guitarist Mark Webber.
(10) First Ramsey, enjoying his most prolific season under Wenger, restored his side's lead courtesy of a superlative volley after connecting with Carl Jenkinson's cross.
(11) application of comparative and superlative forms of an adjective to nonwords.
(12) I was right on deadline and in a panic not only to find fresh superlatives for the most electric hour of sport I had ever witnessed, but to string together any kind of coherent sentence at all.
(13) Moses has needed more than the occasional superlative of late.
(14) Steaua Bucharest 0-5 Manchester City: Champions League play-off – as it happened Read more Before the superlatives start to flow, perhaps it should be taken into account that Steaua Bucharest were generous opponents for a team with a new manager to impress.
(15) It's not quite believable that height is unimportant to Sellar, although he's right that it's fatuous to chase superlatives, given that the Shard does not quite equal the 82-year-old Chrysler building in New York.
(16) Here he is on the Nasty Party in 1835, in a letter to Catherine Hogarth (soon to take the name Dickens, as his wife): "... a ruthless set of bloody-minded villains... perfect savage... superlative blackguards..." Two days later he ended another letter: "P.S.
(17) I don't think there's a superlative left to describe Suárez.
(18) "Of course," he says; he knew "from the very beginning" that his was a "superlative" talent.
(19) What happened next was so extraordinary it is difficult to know if there are enough superlatives in existence to do it justice.
(20) In a superlative run of clichés – "gone with the wind", "one with Nineveh", "in a word" – Wodehouse revels in, and revives, the contained sphere of an exhausted language (a "small world" of its own) and makes it a little larger.