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1    a model of excellence; pattern  
a paragon of virtue     
2    a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 20 point  
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3    Archaic  
a    to equal or surpass  
b    to compare  
c    to regard as a paragon  
     (C16: via French from Old Italian paragone comparison, from Medieval Greek parakone whetstone, from Greek parakonan to sharpen against, from para-1 + akonan to sharpen, from akone whetstone)  
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apotheosis, archetype, best thing since sliced bread     (informal)   criterion, cynosure, epitome, exemplar, greatest thing since sliced bread     (informal)   ideal, jewel, masterpiece, model, nonesuch     (archaic)   nonpareil, norm, paradigm, pattern, prototype, quintessence, standard  

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parang, paragoge, parazoan, para

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