A first-rate border plant of easy cultivation.
They are memorable occasions with first-rate speakers, properly run but not solemn.
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
It is a first-rate shrub, and one of the best of the Escallonias.
Plenty of other insurance companies offer first-rate coverage conducive to the needs of investment advisers, portfolio managers, and other financial professionals.
Directly he affected a school of thought which contained one logician of first-rate importance in Moritz Wilhelm Drobisch (1802-1896), professor at Leipzig.
The Lake Tahoe region is famous for its salmon and trout catches, and Tahoe Pines is conveniently located near a number of first-rate fishing spots.
Music is much cultivated, and there is an opera with a first-rate orchestra, of which Ludwig Spohr was at one time conductor.
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.
trans.), and Maier, Die Syllogistik des Aristoteles vols., 1896, 1900) (some 900 pp.), are also of first-rate importance.
The concilium or tribal assembly figures largely in Tacitus's account of the Germani, and he represents it as the final authority on all matters of first-rate importance.
Montgelas' ambition was now to raise Bavaria to the rank of a first-rate power, and he pursued this object during the Napoleonic epoch with consummate skill, allowing fully for the preponderance of France - so long as it lasted - but never permitting Bavaria to sink, like so many of the states of the confederation of the Rhine, into a mere French dependency.
It is in every sense a corps d'elite, and may be classed as first-rate heavy cavalry.
His mother, Isabel Fenton, of a good family which had suffered from connexion with the Stuart rising of 1745, resolved that he should receive a first-rate education, and sent him first to the parish school and then to the Montrose Academy, where he remained till the unusual age of seventeen and a half.
On the whole, while many parts of the Koran undoubtedly have considerable rhetorical power, even over an unbelieving stylistic reader, the book, aesthetically considered, is by Weak- no means a first-rate performance.
These texts are for the most part excessively corrupt, and despite the translations of Pierret, Renouf and Budge, much labor must yet be expended upon them before they can rank as a first-rate source.
Amongst numerous other institutions for the furtherance of science and training of various kinds may be mentioned the large polytechnic schools; the high school for agriculture and veterinary art; the royal library; the royal society of sciences; the museum of northern antiquities; the society of northern antiquaries, &c. The art museums of Denmark are not considerable, except the museum of Thorvaldsen, at Copenhagen, but much is done to provide first-rate training in the fine arts and their application to industry through the Royal Academy of Arts, and its schools.
The Principia mathematica of Sir Isaac Newton, which chance threw in his way, caused him to prosecute his studies with vigour, and he soon became distinguished among first-rate mathematicians.
aperture, mounted as a Newtonian telescope (with a silvered plane for the small mirror), when the surfaces are in fair average condition, is equal in light grasp to a first-rate refractor of 10-in.
It is a fact of first-rate magnitude that in the 15th century customary relations on one hand, the power of government on the other, ripened, as it were, to that extent that the judges of the king began to take cognizance of the relations of the peasants to their lords.
The following list is intended to include those books only which are of first-rate importance.
It is still the best method for obtaining first-rate results in fine work, where hand-made or other rough paper is used.
(Bonn); and Jordanes, 4, 16, 22; Procopius, De Bello Vandalico, a first-rate authority for contemporary events, must be used with caution for the history of the two or three generations before his time.
Like the Pathan he is a bandit by tradition and descent and makes a first-rate fighting man, but he rarely enlists in the Indian army.
Verrocchio, although hardly one of the great creative or inventive forces in the art of his age at Florence, was a first-rate craftsman alike as goldsmith, sculptor and painter, and particularly distinguished as a teacher.
The island is under the rule of the admiralty, and was likened by Darwin to "a huge ship kept in first-rate order."
Buffalo from its position at the eastern limit of deep draught lake navigation is a city of first rate commercial importance.
The campaigns of 1462-6364, though full of incident and bloodshed, were not of first-rate political importance.
This was the last measure of first-rate importance passed before the death of King William, which occurred on the 20th of June 1837.
Jonathan Edwards, a very stern Calvinist, is one of the few first-rate geniuses America has to boast in theology.
The manufactures of the duchy are varied, though none is of first-rate importance; woollen goods, gloves, hats, porcelain and earthenware, bricks, sewing-machines, paper, musical instruments, sausages and wooden articles are the chief products.
For excepting Philae, which belongs as much to Egypt as to Ethiopia, Abu Simbel is the only temple which can be ranked among first rate products of Egyptian genius.
They seemed to think that was a first rate coincidence, especially Effie, the first sister I talked to.
Edwin's comment on his father's playing: " He was a really first-rate country fiddler.
first-rate in terms of the theory of art.
first-rate vacancies that have not been publicized elsewhere.
first-rate scholarship on a major topic.
first-rate cast who embrace their opportunity to shine when the spotlight is passed to them.
first-rate package, our client offers the chance to work with high caliber colleagues in a leading-edge technology environment.
first-rate meeting room facilities can offer your business an excellent venue for all your corporate needs.
Yet even with those disagreements, the report is absolutely first-rate.
The cast are all first-rate, with special praise due Harry Dickman's sly Shakespeare.
The pit band, under the baton of John Owen Edwards, is also first-rate.
The acting is also generally first-rate, notably Keira Knightley, who played Elizabeth Bennett, one of five sisters seeking to get married.
The work is not first-rate, but much less debased, and perhaps earlier.
With the ability to work well under pressure, you must consistently deliver first-rate, cost-effective solutions and meet challenging deadlines.
This means doing all we can to provide first-rate learning opportunities to everyone interested in studying science.
futuristic thriller that is nearly first rate.
gimlet eye, and flair for first-rate scripts.
Tricomi combines first-rate theoretical debate and textual analysis to explore the practical application of his suggestions for a new direction in literary historicism.
The midrange proper is first-rate - clear, even, finely nuanced, with a particularly precise image.
He was neither a great orator nor a first-rate lecturer.
We should be first-rate women, not second-rate men ' .
The title track is a first rate dancer, whilst ' I Just Wanna Testify ' is a nice stepper.
vacancye are often aware of first-rate vacancies that have not been publicized elsewhere.
Pericles likewise is responsible for the epoch-making splendour of Attic art in his time, for had he not so fully appreciated and given such free scope to the genius of Pheidias, Athens would hardly have witnessed the raising of the Parthenon and other glorious structures, and Attic art could not have boasted a legion of first-rate sculptors of whom Alcamenes, Agoracritus and Paeonius are only the chief names.
jack on a first-rate green: it follows that on an inferior green the bowler, though using the same bowl, would have to allow for a narrower draw.
Charles Greville in his Memoirs says, "In the present cabinet are five or six first-rate men of equal, or nearly equal, pretensions, none of them likely to acknowledge the superiority or defer to the opinions of any other, and every one of these five or six considering himself abler and more important than their premier"; and Sir James Graham wrote, "It is a powerful team, but it will require good driving."
Jonathan Edwards, a ver y stern Calvinist, is one of the few first-rate geniuses America has to boast in theology.
He was too sensitive and self-conscious to be altogether successful as a leader of men, and too impetuous to take part in public affairs; but he had many of the gifts that go to make a first-rate journalist, for, "with all his love for and his profound study of antiquity, there was something about him that was conspicuously modern."
"She's first-rate, my dear fellow, but not for us," replied Dolokhov.
We should be first-rate women, not second-rate men '.
Under performances & workshops, you can get information about the work of a first rate professional storyteller based in the UK.
Service and food are first-rate, with both the foie gras and steak tartare prepared to perfection.
We finish off the round with a first-rate two-shot hole of 385 yards.
The clean organization of this site makes it very pleasurable to visit, and the tabs are first rate.
They are created by a first rate jewelers who are masters at their craft.
From the resurrection of the 80's version of Battlestar Galactica to the 2008 re-visioning of the Oz myth in Tin Man, many first rate actors such as Edward James Olmos, Zooey Deschanel, and Alan Cumming have appeared in them.
It continues to serve guests first-rate prime, dry aged and perfectly grilled beef.
During the summer, enjoy the first-rate customer service on the restaurant's patio or seated inside, surrounded by charming, yet rustic decor.
We fit together first rate but he was hurting badly.
The pianoforte trios of Haydn are perhaps the only-works of first-rate artistic importance in which there is no doubt that the earlier stages of the new art do not admit of sufficient polyphony to give the instruments fair play.
in weight and ornamented with figures of deities; but the first-rate importance of the station was only revealed by careful excavations undertaken in 1907 seq.
The services of a first-rate English expert (Mr R.
The army of Matthias was not only a military machine of first-rate efficiency, but an indispensable civilizing medium.
As Simeon had repeatedly visited al-IIirah and was in touch with the Arab kingdom which centred there, his letter is a document of first-rate historical importance.
Several of the marine species are of first-rate economic importance.
The interior is fine, and is covered with frescoes by Cremonese masters of the 16th century (Boccaccio Boccaccino, Romanino, Pordenone, the Campi, &c.), which are not of first-rate importance.
In mental diseases little of first-rate importance has been done.
This is the only instance before the 3rd century in which a first-rate Roman military command was given to a Greek.
Charles Albert was not a man of first-rate ability; he was of a hopelessly vacillating character.
Of modern critical editions, besides those containing the works of one or another individual, the best are the Berlin edition of the early Greek Fathers (Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte, 1897 ff.), and the Vienna edition of the Latin Fathers (Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, 1867 ff.), both of first-rate importance.
His books, if not of first-rate importance, are marked by lucidity, elegance of style and originality of treatment.
Born at Carthage of good family - his father was a " centurio pro consularis " - he received a first-rate education both in Latin and in Greek.
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