[ noun ] the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

Used in print

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

The doctor , with the air of a man whose professional interests have found scope , drew Alex 's attention to those excellences which might otherwise have escaped him : the fine color in comb and wattles , the length and quality of neck and saddle_hackles , the firm , wide spread of the toes , and a rare justness in the formation of the ear lappets .

[ noun ] something in which something or some one excels


: "the use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"

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