Antonyms for second-rate

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They don't even know of the second-rate people or the third rate.

It was a second-rate theatrical journal, still damp from the press.

Otherwise, to what use could these second-rate horses be put?

It is strange how Dante has been left to second-rate interpreters!

Obviously, here in America we have a sympathetic tolerance for the "second-rate."

It is an affectation, and, in this country, a copy of a second-rate British affectation.

This order is too tame, this culture too second-rate, this goodness too uninspiring.

But for all his vaudeville tactics he was by no means a second-rate scientist.

There are even only second-rate cocottes about, none of the smart ones yet!

Who write the dramatic critiques for the second-rate papers?

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