Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCELS

It is here that Madame Ronner excels all other cat painters, living or dead.

By his own admission he is no authority on Grecian cookery, but as a reporter he excels.

Naples excels in these delicacies, and the abbe had everything of the best.

They'll all tell you, ma'am, that he excels in withering up!

In proportion as he excels in billiards he will be lacking in business, and vice versa.

You 93 lie without effort, with an ease and grace that excels all art.

She excels other deaf people because she was taught as if she were normal.

Some think he excels in comedy; the majority prefer his tragedy.

Beware of her fair hair, for she excels All women in the magic of her locks.

There is no state in the whole of the East which excels it in the amount of its business.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin excellere "to rise, surpass, be eminent," from ex- "out from" (see ex-) + -cellere "rise high, tower," related to celsus "high, lofty, great," from PIE root *kel- "to rise, be elevated" (see hill). Related: Excelled; excelling.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.