above all


above all
adverb
1. above and beyond all other consideration (Freq. 5)
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above all, you must be independent

2. taking everything together
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she was first and last a scientist

Syn: ↑first and last

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MOST IMPORTANTLY, before everything, beyond everything, first of all, most of all, chiefly, primarily, in the first place, first and foremost, mainly, principally, predominantly, especially, essentially, basically, in essence, at bottom; informal at the end of the day, when all is said and done.
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adverb
: before every other consideration : especially

this above all

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above all
Notably, more than anything else
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above all phrase
used for referring to something that is more important than any of the other things you could mention

He will be remembered above all as a loving husband and family man.

above all else:

Above all else, the government must keep the promises it has made.

Thesaurus: especially and in particularsynonym words used for saying that something is importantsynonym
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above all (else)
more so than anything else

he was concerned above all to speak the truth

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above all
: as the most important thing :especially

Above all, we must consider what is best for the children.

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above all — see above, 2
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above ˈall idiom
most important of all; especially

Above all, keep in touch.

Main entry:aboveidiom

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