Beyond compare
Compare Com*pare", n. 1. Comparison. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

His mighty champion, strong beyond compare. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Their small galleys may not hold compare With our tall ships. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. Illustration by comparison; simile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Rhymes full of protest, of oath, and big compare. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Beyond compare}. See {Beyond comparison}, under {Comparison}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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