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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Superiouradjective

    Etymology: superieur, Fr. superior, Latin.

    In commending another you do yourself right; for he that you commend is either superiour to you in that you commend, or inferiour; if he be inferiour, if he be to be commended, you much more: if he be superiour, if he be not to be commended, you much less glorious. Francis Bacon.

    Although superior to the people, yet not superior to their own voluntary engagements once passed from them. Taylor.

    Heaven takes part with the oppressed, and tyrants are upon their behaviour to a superior power. Roger L'Estrange.

    Superior beings above us, who enjoy perfect happiness, are more steadily determined in their choice of good than we, and yet they are not less happy or less free than we are. John Locke.

    He laughs at men of far superiour understandings to his, for not being as well dressed as himself. Jonathan Swift.

    By the refraction of the second prism, the breadth of the image was not encreased, but its superiour part, which in the first prism suffered the greater refraction, and appeared violet and blue, did again in the second prism suffer a greater refraction than its inferiour part which appeared red and yellow. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    From amidst them forth he pass’d,
    Long way through hostile scorn; which he sustain’d
    Superior, nor of violence fear’d ought. John Milton.

    Here passion first I felt,
    Commotion strange! in all enjoyments else
    Superior and unmov’d. John Milton.

    There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man superiour to his sufferings. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

  2. Superiournoun

    One more excellent or dignified than another.

    Those under the great officers of state, have more frequent opportunities for the exercise of benevolence than their superiours. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of superiour in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of superiour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    standing above others in quality or position
    A eminent
    B ambidextrous
    C appellative
    D equivalent

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