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Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.  Synonyms: apotheosis, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, paragon, saint.

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"Nonsuch" Quotes from Famous Books

... twenty miles of London", and the result was the selection of Hampton and the erection of the princely Palace which has seen its royal neighbours of Hanworth and Richmond pass from palaces to mere fragments, and Nonsuch disappear entirely. ...
— Hampton Court • Walter Jerrold

... purchased from the executors of his tutor, Lord Lumley, the greater portion of the large and valuable collection which that nobleman had partly formed himself, and partly inherited from his father-in-law, Henry Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, the possessor of a fine library at Nonsuch, comprising a number of manuscripts and many printed volumes which had belonged to Archbishop Cranmer. Henry's first care after the acquisition of the books was to have them catalogued, and in his Privy Purse Expenses for the year 1609 we ...
— English Book Collectors • William Younger Fletcher

... the West Indies, bound for the State of Venezuela, to carry on an armed negotiation for the protection of American commerce from aggressions in that quarter. Arriving at the mouth of the Orinoco, he shifted his flag to the Nonsuch, and ascended the river to the capital, Angostura, where he remained twenty days transacting his business, in the height of the yellow-fever season. His vessel had hardly left the river, on her way ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 • Various

Words linked to "Nonsuch" :   jimhickey, role model, humdinger, jimdandy, crackerjack, model, class act

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