3 : the greatest degree of good or excellence He's at his best in front of a live audience. At best : under the most favorable circumstances won't be finished for another three months at best, you will earn back what you paid in.
To the greatest degree or extent; most: “He was certainly the best hated man in the ship”(W. Somerset Maugham). Interpreted most favorably; at the most: no more than 40 people at best in attendance.
Under the most favorable conditions: has a top speed of 20 miles per hour at best. For the best With an ultimately positive or preferable result.
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5. put one's best foot forward a. to do one's utmost to make progress. 7. in a manner surpassing all others; most excellently, advantageously, attractively, etc.
(in combination) in or to the greatest degree or extent; most: the best -loved hero. N 11. The best the most outstanding or excellent person, thing, or group in a category.
(often preceded by at) the most excellent, pleasing, or skilled quality or condition: journalism at its best. 13. the most effective effort of which a person or group is capable: even their best was inadequate.
4. most excellently or suitably: an opera role that best suits her voice. 8. a person's highest degree of competence, inspiration, or health.
9. the highest quality to be found in a given activity: cabinetmaking at its best. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
To be greater or better than: better, exceed, excel, outdo, outmatch, outrun, outshine, outstrip, pass, surpass, top, transcend. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition: beat, conquer, defeat, master, overcome, prevail against (or over), rout, subdue, subjugate, surmount, triumph over, vanquish, worst.
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If what is now said does not make this clear, we will explain it still further: if there should be anyone, a very excellent player on the flute, but very deficient in family and beauty, though each of them are more valuable endowments than a skill in music, and excel this art in a higher degree than that player excels others, yet the best flutes ought to be given to him; for the superiority in beauty and fortune should have a reference to the business in hand; but these have none. SO spake the Son of God; and Satan stood A while as mute, confounded what to say, What to reply, confuted and convinced Of his weak arguing and fallacious drift; At length, collecting all his serpent wiles, With soothing words renewed, him thus accosts:-- “I see thou know'st what is of used to know What best to say canst say, to do canst do; Thy actions to thy words accord; thy words To thy large heart give utterance due; thy heart Contains of good, wise, just, the perfect shape. He was now, accordingly, in search of the best dancer (possessed of the indispensable personal attractions) who was to be found in the theaters of the Continent. Fair Sir Page, I will do our Queen's bidding, and will presently hie with thee to London; but, ere we go, I will feast thee here in the woodlands with the very best we have.
“When the archers had stepped forward, the herald rose and proclaimed the rules of the game: how that each man should shoot three shots, and to him who shot best the prize of a yoke of fat steers should belong. Henry felt in no mood for fencing with De Film, who, like the other sycophants that surrounded him, always allowed the King easily to best him in every encounter. In proportion as Mr Dennis exercised these intellectual qualities with which he was gifted, in reviewing his best chances of coming off handsomely and with small personal inconvenience, his spirits rose, and his confidence increased. I suspect that the large, mild boy, the son of a neighboring farmer, who mainly shared our games, had but a dim notion of what I meant by my strange people, but I did my best to enlighten him, and he helped me make a dream out of my life, and did his best to dwell in the region of realities where I preferably had my being; he was from time to time a Moor when I think he would rather have been a Ming.Thus, to die is best ; the next best, however, is to die in battle, and sacrifice a great soul.