He especially excelled in comedy.
Jackson considered feeding a sport; one he excelled at.
You've always excelled at everything you've done.
Attica was famous for its olives and figs, but general agriculture excelled in Peloponnesus, where, by means of irrigation and drainage, all the available land was utilized.
He was identified with the Hudson River School, and excelled in pictures of autumn scenery.
After his elevation to the bishopric he ceased to produce the light verse in which he excelled, though his scruples did not prevent him from preparing a new edition of his Recueil de quelques vers amoureux (1602) in 1606.
In valour they excelled all other Asiatics; they required no locks to their doors; above all, no Indian was ever known to tell a lie.
As a second in command he was not excelled by any general of his time.
As in almost all the arts, the ancient Egyptians excelled in their metal-work, especially in the use of bronze and the precious metals.
Where Erasmus excelled was in prefaces - not philological introductions to each author, but spirited appeals to the interest of the general reader, showing how an ancient book might be made to minister to modern spiritual demands.
The latter ceramist excelled also in the production of purple, green and yellow glazes, which he combined with admirable skill and taste.
Asser, the biographer of Alfred the Great, states that before the prince was twelve years of age he "was a most expert and active hunter, and excelled in all the branches of that noble art, to which he applied with incessant labour and amazing success."
No one ever excelled him in daring and resource as a naval officer, but he suffered from serious defects of character, and even those who think him guiltless of the charge on which he was convicted in 1814 must feel that he had his own imprudence and want of self-command to thank for many of his misfortunes.
A busy manufacturing activity has long been united with the underground industries of Silesia, and the province in this respect is hardly excelled by any other part of Prussia.
All these processes, as well as that of repouss, in which the Japanese have excelled from a remote period, are now practised with the greatest skill in Tokyo, KiOto, Osaka and Kanazawa.
He was born of heathen parents in Africa about 260, and became a pupil of Arnobius, whom he far excelled in style though his knowledge of the Scriptures was equally slight.
The museum is entirely devoted to antiquities of Pharaonic times, and, except in historical papyri, in which it is excelled by the British Museum, is the most valuable collection of such antiquities in existence.
Barsbai appears to have excelled his predecessors in the invention of devices for exacting money from merchants and pilgrims, and in juggling with the exchange.
When he returned to the main room, Harrigan had left to talk to a class of grade-school children, a job at which he excelled, much to the pleasure of the others who shunned playing Officer Friendly.
Kenzan, adopted his style, and left a reputation as a decorator of pottery hardly less brilliant than Krins in that of lacquer; and a later follower, HOitsu (1762-1828), greatly excelled the master in delicacy and refinement, although inferior to him in vigour and invention.
He was a prolific writer on a great variety of subjects, in all of which he excelled as a popularizer rather than as an original thinker.
As workers in metals and as potters they displayed infinite variety of design, while as cultivators and engineers they excelled their European conquerors.
But there were many others whose productions fully equalled and often excelled the best efforts of the GotO.
Of late there have happily appeared some decorators who prefer to choose their subjects from the natural field in which their great predecessors excelled, and there is reason to hope that this more congenial and more pleasing style will supplant its modern usurper.
But the Alids, though not devoid of personal courage, never excelled in politics or in tactics.
In episcopal administration he far excelled most of his contemporaries.
Thus Greece excelled the Eastern countries from whom she may have derived her civilization, and Buddhism had a far more brilliant career outside India than in it.
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The edifices raised by the Moorish kings of Spain and the Moslem rulers of India may have been more splendid in their materials, and more elaborate in their details; the houses of the great men of Damascus may be more costly than were those of the Mameluke beys; but for purity of taste and elegance of design both are far excelled by many of the mosques and houses of Cairo.
His love for mathematical science, geography, &c., in which the Arabs excelled, is noteworthy.
An accomplished general, a skilful diplomatist, and a patriot who not only loved his country above all things, but never feared to tell his countrymen the truth, he excelled in all private and public virtues.
In wrought iron the German smiths, especially during the 15th century, greatly excelled.
Speaking in English, he displayed an eloquence and command of the language scarcely excelled by the greatest orators in their own tongue.
Belonging to a noble family, he was educated under the best masters, and particularly excelled in poetry and polite literature.
It was rather parliamentary oratory in which he excelled, and his true compeers are rather Burke and Fox than any French speakers.
Like them, too, he excelled in his vigorous command of the vernacular.
Iron was unknown to them; but they excelled in bronze, silver and gold work.
Neither Pope nor Swift, who perhaps excelled him in particular branches of literary production, approached him in range of genius, or in encyclopaedic versatility.
excellence which in some respects has never been excelled or even perhaps equalled.
Linguet received the support of Marie Antoinette; his fame at the time surpassed that of his rival Beaumarchais, and almost excelled that of Voltaire.
The shade-grown tobacco was, however, hardly likely for making wrappers to be excelled by any tobacco in the world.
As a historical writer he excelled chiefly in brilliant and thoughtful essays on the leading political personalities of his time, such as Paul Nagy, Bertalan, Szemere and others.
He also excelled as a speaker, particularly at gatherings of an international character, for in addition to his native German he could speak English, French and Italian with fluency.
They are the largest blocks known to have been used in actual construction, but are excelled by another block still attached to its bed in the quarries half a mile S.W.
She excelled in the delivery of the risky prologues and epilogues which were the fashion, and the poet wrote for her some specially daring examples.
His wisdom excelled that of Egypt and of the children of the East; by the latter may be meant Babylonia, or more probably the Arabs, renowned through all ages for their shrewdness.
Charcot, who was a good linguist and well acquainted with the literature of his own as well as of other countries, excelled as a clinical observer and a pathologist.
He excelled in logic, the theory of knowledge, ethics and physics.
But what chiefly excited his wonder was the strength of its fortifications, which excelled all those of the Greek world.
His brief Inquiry Concerning Human Liberty (1715) has not been excelled, at all events in its main outlines, as a statement of the determinist standpoint.
the " East-Indiamen " of the ancient world, excelled those of the Greeks in speed and equipment.
With the exception of that part used as a mosque, nearly the whole of the ancient temple has fallen into ruins, but the relics are not excelled in beauty of architecture and sculpture by any remains of Hindu art.
She almost equalled her husband in knowledge, and infinitely excelled him in talent and in tact.
Though Howe was now nearly seventy, and had been trained in the old school, he displayed an originality not usual with veterans, and not excelled by any of his successors in the war, not even by Nelson, since they had his example to follow and were served by more highly trained squadrons than his.
Though few excelled him in a knowledge of the forms of the House or in mastery of administrative details, his tact in dealing with men and with affairs was so defective that there is perhaps no one who has been at the head of an English administration to whom a lower place can be assigned as a statesman.
At such moments of crisis it almost excelled human comprehension; the mind seems to have gathered to itself and summed up the balance of all human passions arranged for and against him, and to have calculated with unerring exactitude the consequences of each decision.
He was a good palaeographer, and excelled in textual criticism, in examination of authorship, and other such matters, while his vast erudition and retentive memory made him second to none in interpretation and exposition.
He was for many years .professor of medicine at Leiden, where he lectured five hours a day, and excelled in influence and reputation not only his greatest forerunners, Montanus of Padua and Sylvius of Leiden, but probably every subsequent teacher.
But, although these eminent warriors were subsequently elected as vacancies occurred, their admission was postponed to that of several very young and in actual warfare comparatively unknown knights, whose claims to the honour may be most rationally explained on the assumption that they had excelled in the particular feats of arms which preceded the institution of the order.
In England tilts and tourneys, in which her father had so much excelled, were patronized to the last by Queen Elizabeth, and were even occasionally held until after the death of Henry, prince of Wales.
' Pulpit eloquence is the branch of belles-lettres in which Flechier excelled.
Sella, the real head of the Lanza cabinet, was worn out by four years continuous work and disheartened by the perfidious misrepresentation in which Italian politicians, particularly those of the Left, have ever excelled.
For Ranke the failure was not to be regretted; the rest of his life was to be wholly devoted to that in which he excelled.
Great advances were made in the study of indeterminate equations, a branch of analysis in which Diophantus excelled.
In this they have perhaps never been excelled.
Most of the artists, whose main work was the designing of broadsheets, produced elaborately illustrated books; and this series includes specimens of printing in colors from wood-blocks, which for technique have never been excelled.
The assistance of a vicar enabled him to escape from the growing administrative cares and devote himself solely to asceticism, apparently the only field of human activity in which he excelled.
Statue-founding is a highly specialized department of metal-work, in which the artists of the middle ages excelled.
His agility was not less remarkable than his strength; he excelled in all athletic feats which demanded suppleness of limb and quickness of eye.
From an early age he excelled in horsemanship and the use of weapons, and regarded himself as appointed to free the Hindus from the Mahommedan yoke.
1655) wrote a fine tragedy on the Trojan War, Troijenborgh, in which he excelled Messenius as a dramatist.
Gresset, Bernis, Sedaine, Dorat, Gen di - Bernard, all excelled in the epistle.
At the close of the 17th century Dryden greatly excelled in this class of poetry, and his epistles to Congreve (1694) and to the duchess of Ormond (1700) are among the most graceful and eloquent that we possess.
But Pope excelled, not only in the voluptuous and in the didactic epistle, but in that of compliment as well, and there is no more graceful example of this in literature than is afforded by the letter about the poems of Parnell addressed, in 1721, to Robert, earl of Oxford.
The maharaja Jai Singh, who succeeded in 1892 at the age of ten, was educated at the Mayo college, where he excelled both in sports and in knowledge of English.
It had a flourishing school of painting in the 4th century, of which the most famous representation was Aristides, who excelled in pathetic subjects.
The press has accompanied the general progress, and ever since Herculano founded and wrote in the Panorama, the leading writers have almost without exception made both name and livelihood by writing for the papers, but as pure journalists none has excelled Antonio Rodriguez Sampaio, Antonio Augusto Teixeira de Vasconcellosand Emygdio Navarro.
For more than a generation he went about the country lecturing in cities, towns and villages, before learned societies, rustic lyceums and colleges; and there was no man on the platform in America who excelled him in distinction, in authority, or in stimulating eloquence.
He was ambitious and self-seeking, but unstable and unprincipled, and, lacking the fine qualities of his brothers, excelled neither in war nor in peace.
In all household work she was specially proficient, her skill in the use of the needle not being excelled (she said) by that of any matron even of Rouen.
excelled herself even when she produced the strong and perseverant Scotchman, Livingstone."
He was certainly a very good soldier, and is said to have excelled in all athletic exercises, but he fell short of being a first-rate general.
Epiphanes in manhood was chiefly remarkable as a passionate sportsman; he excelled in athletic exercises and the chase.
Gregory of Nyssa was not so firm and able an administrator as his brother Basil, nor so magnificent an orator as Gregory of Nazianzus, but he excelled them both, alike as a speculative and constructive theologian, and in the wide extent of his acquirements.
Not merely did it produce the great band of missionaries who converted heathen GermanyWilliEli h brord, Suidbert, Boniface and the restbut it excelled church, the other national churches in learning and culture.
Nor di,d this seem impossible; he owned a far broader and wealthier domain beyond the Channel than did his nominal suzerain King Louis VII., andwhat was of more importancehe far excelled that prince both in vigour and in capacity.
Sheridan's speech in the House of Commons upon the charge relative to the begums of Oude probably excelled anything that Burke achieved, as a dazzling performance abounding in the most surprising literary and rhetorical effects.
And in this work of collection and instruction Filelfo excelled, passing rapidly from place to place, stirring up the zeal for learning by the passion of his own enthusiastic temperament, and acting as a pioneer for men like Poliziano and Erasmus.
excelled only in a passion for Rlchelieu.
In the production of salt and silver it is excelled only by Austria-Hungary, and, as regards silver, not always even by it.
portant details will never be excelled.
She'd excelled as a warrior and been present in the orchard at the celebration of his twenty-seventh birthday along with half the city.
She excelled at her soundwork training, learning to alert to sounds including the doorbell, cooker timer, telephone and smoke alarm.
excelled at sports and athletics.
excelled academically, as well as in the fields of athletics and debating.
As always the winter was full of socials and the odd very rare winter carp and on one occasion we truly excelled ourselves.
excelled in this field.
He excelled in a Prince's Trust Team and is now studying horticulture.
In 1907, he entered a junior Franciscan seminary, where he excelled in mathematics and physics.
He excelled in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and became a learned theologian and a most popular preacher.
(1610-1643), consisted of authors who excelled in the composition of Latin verse.
Kano Motonobu (1477-1559) was one of the greatest Japanese painters, an eclectic of genius, who excelled in every style and every branch of his art.
Thoughout, Ephraim played a distinctive and prominent part; it probably excelled Manasseh in numerical strength, and the name became a synonym for the northern kingdom of Israel.
She excelled particularly in the impersonation of evil or malignant passion, in her presentation of which there was a majesty and dignity which fascinated while it repelled.
He excelled in football of three kinds, and in fives, racquets, and especially tennis - holding the amateur championship for tennis from 1882 to 1896.
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The allure of sex is perhaps only excelled by the visceral sensation of fear for which reason it also sells well.
Do not attempt to enroll in an intermediate or excelled set of yoga lessons if you are a beginner!
Under his authoritative guidance, she excelled at school and joined the speech club.
Will Smith excelled at Overland High School, winning a scholarship to the prestigious M.I.T., but his drive to become a musician was too strong.
She was also a bright student who excelled in school.
The relationship between Viki and Charlie (One Life to Live) is an example of the kind of pairings that Erika Slezak's Viki Lord Buchanan Davidson has always excelled at.
She excelled at sales and moved to another gift corporation before founding her own company in 1963.
Although he sometimes struggled socially, being two years younger than the other students, he excelled academically throughout his school career and was valedictorian of his high school class.
He also excelled at track, baseball and basketball in high school.
Richards has four children, and by all reports she excelled at being a mom.
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