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Superior,

city (1990 pop. 27,134), seat of Douglas co., NW Wis., on Superior Bay of Lake Superior, at the mouths of the St. Louis and the Nemadji rivers; inc. 1883. It is a port of entry with many rail lines. The natural harbor, shared with Duluth, Minn., has some of the nation's largest coal and ore docks; copper, limestone, and grain are also shipped. Superior has shipyards, flour milling, an oil refinery, and wood and machinery manufacture. Tourists are attracted to the surrounding scenic features. The area was visited by the French explorers Radisson (1661) and Duluth (1679). The city grew after iron ore was discovered (1880s) in the Gogebic range. The Univ. of Wisconsin at Superior is there.

Superior

 

a city in the northern United States, in the state of Wisconsin; a southeastern suburb of Duluth. Population, 32,000 (1970; 265,000, including the Duluth metropolitan area). Superior is a port at the western end of Lake Superior. It is a major shipping center for iron ore and wheat. Industries include the production of lumber, flour milling, and shipbuilding.

superior

[sə′pir·ē·ər]
(botany)
Positioned above another organ or structure.
Referring to a calyx that is attached to the ovary.
Referring to an ovary that is above the insertion of the floral parts.

superior

1. Astronomy
a. (of a planet) having an orbit further from the sun than the orbit of the earth
b. (of a conjunction) occurring when the sun lies between the earth and an inferior planet
2. (of a plant ovary) situated above the calyx and other floral parts
3. Anatomy (of one part in relation to another) situated above or higher
4. the head of a community in a religious order

Superior

Lake. a lake in the N central US and S Canada: one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and westernmost of the Great Lakes. Area: 82 362 sq. km (31 800 sq. miles)
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For, granting that there may be an unjust man who is able to commit injustice either by fraud or force, still this does not convince me of the superior advantage of injustice, and there may be others who are in the same predicament with myself.
Then now, Thrasymachus, there is no longer any doubt that neither arts nor governments provide for their own interests; but, as we were before saying, they rule and provide for the interests of their subjects who are the weaker and not the stronger-- to their good they attend and not to the good of the superior.
If, then, in all other respects it is superior, this fault, we say, is not inherent in it.
It only supposes that the power of the people is superior to both; and that where the will of the legislature, declared in its statutes, stands in opposition to that of the people, declared in the Constitution, the judges ought to be governed by the latter rather than the former.
But in regard to the interfering acts of a superior and subordinate authority, of an original and derivative power, the nature and reason of the thing indicate the converse of that rule as proper to be followed.
This was a very easy matter for a woman so really superior as she was.
"And yet I speak ill of him," replied Milady, finishing the thought of the superior.
Werper construed his superior's action into an attempt to close with him.
no"and Emma could just catch the words, "so superior to Mr.
The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
"Find some spot where I shall escape the indignity of being patronized and bossed by the superior sex."
To behold the Northwest Company in all its state and grandeur, however, it was necessary to witness an annual gathering at the great interior place of conference established at Fort William, near what is called the Grand Portage, on Lake Superior. Here two or three of the leading partners from Montreal proceeded once a year to meet the partners from the various trading posts of the wilderness, to discuss the affairs of the company during the preceding year, and to arrange plans for the future.