Definition of above all in English:

above all

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(also above all else)
  • More so than anything else.

    ‘he was concerned above all to speak the truth’
    • ‘Neutral Good characters believe in the power of good above all else.’
    • ‘This was a night that testified to United powers and, above all, to the glory of football in its ideal state.’
    • ‘Such a principle, above all else, is what we must seek as we try to understand the world around us.’
    • ‘Those seven Maori members say that, above all else, they speak for Maori.’
    • ‘We took solace in the fact that, above all else, music was his passion and that we could take his mind off his disease while we played.’
    • ‘The Union is about that above all else and we Scots shouldn't forget it - because the English are beginning to remember.’
    • ‘So, keep reading, keep writing, but above all else, just have a great time!’
    • ‘But, above all else, this was a celebration of Manchester's ability to party.’
    • ‘But above all else, I must thank my producers at the Big Blog Company. without whom there would be no site.’
    • ‘But for me, above all else, it was his Schubert which was truly miraculous.’