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None of the groundcars at Ultra Vires was in operating condition.

Ultra Vires' radio transmitter and receiver had been dismantled.

Can't touch him on the ultra, so I'm going onto the macro-bands.

The "Secret Orchard" is set in the midst of the ultra modern society.

He thought of the ultra radio—where could he get all the materials needed?

Mr. Dixon represents the ultra radical element of Southern whites.

They abounded in the most ultra German opinions respecting the duello.

He had been an Orangeman , and was a most ultra and even furious Protestant.

For he's an ultra he is, I'm glad to say, but he doesn't steal.

It struck him as ultra modern, ahead of anything he had ever yet seen, and almost as evil.

WORD ORIGIN

prefix meaning "beyond" (ultraviolet) or "extremely" (ultramodern), from Latin ultra- from ultra (adv. and prep.) "beyond, on the further side," from PIE *al- "beyond." In common use from early 19c., it appears to have arisen from French political designations. As its own word, a noun meaning "extremist" of various stripes, it is first recorded 1817, from French ultra, shortening of ultra-royaliste "extreme royalist."

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