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From Latin eximius (“set apart, select”), from eximō (“take out or away; deliver, free”), from ex (“out of, from”) + emō (“buy; acquire, take”).
eximious (comparative more eximious, superlative most eximious)
- (obsolete) Pre-eminent, outstanding.
- 1850, "The Hercules Cheap Paletot", Punch, v. 18, p. 38:
- You've read the death of Hercules,
- In classic tale related;
- But there the facts of his decease
- Erroneously are stated:
- Each schoolboy will at large recite
- Fast as his Alphabeta,
- How that eximious man of might
- Departed on Mount Eta.