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Definition of First-Rate


  1. Of the highest excellence; preeminent in quality, size, or estimation.
  2. A war vessel of the highest grade or the most powerful class.

First-Rate Quotations

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. A. Milne

I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.
Richard Strauss

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
B. C. Forbes
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First-Rate Translations

first-rate in German is erstklassig
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