supreme

Definitions

  • THE SUPREME TEST
    THE SUPREME TEST
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj supreme greatest in status or authority or power "a supreme tribunal"
    • adj supreme greatest or maximal in degree; extreme "supreme folly"
    • adj supreme final or last in your life or progress "the supreme sacrifice","the supreme judgment"
    • adj supreme highest in excellence or achievement "supreme among musicians","a supreme endxxeavor","supreme courage"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the late 19th century the Supreme Court of the United States legally declarded the tomato a vegetable.
    • Supreme Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power. "He that is the supreme King of kings."
    • Supreme Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly. "Each would be supreme within its own sphere, and those spheres could not but clash."
    • Supreme (Bot) Situated at the highest part or point.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Judy Scheindlin ("Judge Judy") has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
    • supreme Highest, especially in authority; holding the highest place in government or power.
    • supreme Highest; highest or most extreme, as to degree, import, etc.; greatest possible; utmost: as, supreme love or wisdom; a supreme hour; supreme baseness.
    • supreme Last.
    • supreme Synonyms and Greatest, first, leading, principal, chief, predominant, paramount, superlative. Supreme is much stronger than any of these.
    • n supreme The highest point. [Rare.]
    • n supreme The chief; the superior.
    • n supreme [capitalized] With the definite article, the Supreme Being. See phrase above.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
    • adj Supreme sū-prēm′ highest: greatest: most excellent
    • n Supreme the highest point: the chief, the superior
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Quotations

  • Henry Mackenzie
    Henry Mackenzie
    “It is only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a supreme being, that our calamities can be borne in the manner which becomes a man.”
  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross
    “With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things. Now I'm comfortable with money and it's comfortable with me.”
  • Joe Paterno
    Joe Paterno
    “You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”
  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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    “It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The well being of the people is the supreme law.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. supremus, superlative of superus, that is above, upper, fr. super, above: cf. F. suprême,. See Super-, and cf. Sum

Usage

In literature:

These beginnings of civilization seemed out of place in the splendid, supreme calm of nature.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Krishna tells us that he is not only the supreme Spirit, but also that the material universe is a part of himself.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
In this opinion he is sustained by the Supreme Court and by the Attorney General.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Successful men and women are almost invariably those possessing to a supreme degree the element of faith.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
But it was a discovery to find one might be so supremely absolved.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The French army opposing this German front was under the supreme command of General Joffre.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Afterwards he sued to recover and the Supreme Court, all the Judges concurring, decided the gift was legal.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
In others again the sun is supreme.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
The New Testament says he was a supremely good, and a supremely intellectual man.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
He was supremely happy too, and as mad as a Gaul can be.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
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In poetry:

Yet O that I could borrow
That albatross’s flight!
To-morrow, Love, to-morrow
Is our supreme delight.
"The Liner" by John Le Gay Brereton
A. I. I am the Lord thy God, supreme in pow'r,
For tender mercy and compassion known:
Then, on thy life, no other God adore;
For there is really none, but me alone.
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
Sweet flow'r! supremely dear to me,
Thy lovely mistress blooms in thee,
For, tho' the garden's pride,
In beauty's grace and tint array'd,
Thou seem'st to court the secret shade,
Thy modest form to hide.
"Lines To An Auricula, Belonging To----" by Sir John Carr
But gifts there are which, though pursued
With passion by the multitude,
Who idly sow, and blindly reap;
Rank, fortune, fame, not these—not these—
Are God's supreme benignities:
"He giveth His beloved sleep!"
"Hymn In our unreason and unrest" by John Bowring
I dreamt—my life is all a dream!—
That I should sing a song supreme
To gladden all sad eyes that weep,
And take the Harp to Time, and sweep
Its chords to some eternal theme.
I dreamt—my life is all a dream.
"Even So" by Victor James Daley
SIGISMUND (to CLARIN). Tell me, thou, say, who can be
This supreme of loveliness --
Goddess in a woman's dress --
At whose feet divine we see
Heaven its choicest gifts doth lay?--
This sweet maid? Her name declare.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Supreme Court ruling on Arizona immigration may alienate Latino voters.
Supreme Court won't take Oregon case about alimony and VA disability benefits.
The US Supreme Court declined this week to hear the case of a disabled Air Force reservist from Albany who argued that his ex-wife had no right to a share of his veteran's disability benefits.
Supreme Court Weighs All-Or-Nothing on Healthcare Law.
Gallup has a new poll on attitudes toward Chief Justice Roberts and the Supreme Court after the Obamacare decsion.
Pakistan PM ousted by Supreme Court Shaiq Hussain and Joshua Partlow.
Nena Cook Antes Up In Supreme Court Race.
The Supreme Court has ruled that a sportswear company may proceed with its lawsuit against the National Football League.
Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down appropriation to Baptist-affiliated university.
Upscale hippie-chic reigns supreme at the Calypso string of stores.
Activists Bathe the Supreme Court in Dollar Signs The Nation.
Ryder reigned supreme in The Great American Bash 20-Man Battle Royal .
I'm beginning to understand why our fearless leader President Barack Obama doesn't think too highly of the US Supreme Court.
Lawyers from the city of Chicago and StubHub Inc stood before the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday and argued a case whose results could transform Chicago's ticket-selling industry.
Health care and the Supreme Court.
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In science:

For instance, the relativity principle has been presented as invariance of the dynamic equations with respect to Lorentz transformation and as existence of the supreme speed of the interaction propagation.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
Similar to above, condition (2.2) seems a little contrived at first sight but what it really means is that, for some v ∈ Ω, we can give a simple upper bound for the packing dimension of Fv which is strictly smaller than the supremal packing dimension, p.
Dimension and measure for typical random fractals
Is the typical measure always extremal? We have shown that the typical dimensions behave rather well in that the typical Hausdorff and lower box dimensions always infimal and the typical Hausdorff and lower box dimensions always supremal.
Dimension and measure for typical random fractals
The typical Hausdorff and packing measures behave rather worse and our examples show that they can both be either infimal or supremal.
Dimension and measure for typical random fractals
Being optimistic and barring such pathologies, the supreme challenge is now to unveil the secret behind the numbers we have found; and, whatever hypothesis is profferred to explain E10 , it must be tested against these numbers.
On the Imaginary Simple Roots of the Borcherds Algebra $g_{II_{9,1}}$
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