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paragon

[′par·ə‚gän]
(lapidary)
A perfect diamond whose mass is equal to or greater than 100 carats (20 grams).
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Paragon

Mark Sherman. IEEE Software (Nov 1991).
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Janet would make a paragon of a wife -- cheery, economical, tolerant, and a very queen of cooks.
You can have had no sympathy with Brott - a hopeless plebeian, a very paragon of Anglo-Saxon stupidity?"
Zurich was congratulated on the possession of a Paragon of public virtue; and William Tell, in the character of benefactor to Switzerland, was compared disadvantageously with Mrs.
I fill this cup to one made up Of loveliness alone, A woman, of her gentle sex The seeming paragon; To whom the better elements And kindly stars have given A form so fair that, like the air,'Tis less of earth than heaven.
I fill'd this cup to one made up Of loveliness alone, A woman, of her gentle sex The seeming paragon -- Her health!
"You quite excite my curiosity to know who this paragon can be," said the mother, looking at her husband, who returned the glance with one of equal solicitude.
Earnshaw was not to be civilized with a wish, and my young lady was no philosopher, and no paragon of patience; but both their minds tending to the same point - one loving and desiring to esteem, and the other loving and desiring to be esteemed - they contrived in the end to reach it.