excellence

noun
ADJECTIVE
academic, artistic, athletic (AmE), culinary (esp. BrE), design, educational, journalistic, literary, manufacturing, musical, operational (AmE), professional (esp. AmE), scientific, sporting (BrE), technical
human
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our pursuit of continued excellence

… OF EXCELLENCE
degree, level, standard

This book shows the degree of artistic excellence the community has now achieved.

The restaurant's standards of excellence have won it several awards.

VERB + EXCELLENCE
pursue, strive for

The school strives for academic excellence.

demand

We demand excellence here at Trinity Hill School.

achieve, attain
maintain, sustain
demonstrate

She had to demonstrate excellence as a dancer, singer, and comedienne.

recognize, reward

This award recognizes excellence in urban design.

promote

The mission of the festival is to promote excellence in children's films.

PREPOSITION
excellence in

The Business School has a reputation for excellence in research.

PHRASES
a centre/center of excellence

The college aims to be a world centre/center of excellence in the field of marine biology.

the pursuit of excellence

her relentless pursuit of professional excellence


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