Part of speech: adjective

Superior; supreme; controlling.

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Usage examples "paramount":

  1. I sank into a chair, weakly, for now the fact that I had lost Wrexler, my friend, was paramount. - "The Lost Door", Dorothy Quick.
  2. It is a bad thing for a clever and ardent man not to have from the onset some paramount object of life. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. And who can say that he has purchased an indulgence to disobey a law which is in some respects paramount to every other, however great the price he may have paid? - "The Young Man's Guide", William A. Alcott.