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above all

  • adverb above and beyond all other consideration
    most especially; most importantly.
    • above all, you must be independent
  • adverb taking everything together
    first and last.
    • she was first and last a scientist
WordNet
  • before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things.
Webster 1913

above-cited

A*bove"-cit`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing.
Webster 1913

above-mentioned

  • adjective satellite mentioned or named earlier in the same text
    above-mentioned.
WordNet
A*bove"-men`tioned, A*bove"-named` adjective (Also<
  • Above-mentioned
  • Above-named
)
Definitions
  1. Mentioned or named before; aforesaid.
Webster 1913

above-named

  • adjective satellite mentioned or named earlier in the same text
    above-mentioned.
WordNet
A*bove"-men`tioned, A*bove"-named` adjective (Also<
  • Above-mentioned
  • Above-named
)
Definitions
  1. Mentioned or named before; aforesaid.
Webster 1913

head and shoulders above

  • adverb outstandingly superior to
    • in intelligence he was head and shoulders above the others in his class
WordNet

Over and above

  • in a manner, or degree, beyond what is supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not over and above well. "He . . . gained, over and above, the good will of all people." L' Estrange.
  • prep. or adv., besides; in addition to.
Webster 1913

Special bail, Bail above, ∨ Bail to the action

  • (Law), sureties who undertake that, if the defendant is convicted, he shall satisfy the plaintiff, or surrender himself into custody. Tomlins. Wharton (Law Dict.).
Webster 1913

To keep one's head above water

  • to keep afloat; fig., to avoid failure or sinking in the struggles of life. Colloq.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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