Ne-plus-ultra meaning

nē plŭs ŭltrə, nā plo͝os o͝olträ
The highest point, as of excellence or achievement; the ultimate.
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The most profound degree, as of a condition or quality.
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The ultimate; esp., the finest, best, most perfect, etc.
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The highest, ultimate point of achievement which can be reached; perfection.

The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the ne plus ultra of art. - Julia Kavanagh.

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The highest possible state, degree, or condition of quality; nothing better.
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Origin of ne-plus-ultra

  • Latin nē plūs ultrā (go) no more beyond (this point) no plūs more ultrā beyond

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nÄ“ (“not") plÅ«s (“more") ultrā (“beyond")

    From Wiktionary