Definition of Head and shoulders above
1. Adverb. Outstandingly superior to. "In intelligence he was head and shoulders above the others in his class"
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Literary usage of Head and shoulders above
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1. A Biographical History of Lancaster County: Being a History of Early by Alexander Harris (1872)
"He stood so much head and shoulders above them all, that his attainments were by them supposed to be almost infinite, and his judgment infallible. ..."
2. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1915)
"... power over men, and conception of the rights of mankind, he stood easily head and shoulders above all his great contemporaries. ..."
3. The pulpit commentary, ed. by H.D.M. Spence and J.S. Exell. nT= edited by Henry Donald M. Spence- Jones (1881)
"They are faithful delineations of the real lives of men and women who lived two or three thousand years ago ; who stood up head and shoulders above their ..."
4. Proceedings of the Annual Conference by Indiana Science Teachers' Association, American Society of University Composers (1899)
"At length one of them said, " Well, the boy is head and shoulders above hie ... He must plan to place his student head and shoulders above himself as soon ..."
5. The Craftsman by Gustav Stickley (1907)
"Calh'ne was head and shoulders above the ... and to wait on her he must be head and shoulders above the most gorgeous of the nigger beaus, ..."
6. The English Church from the Accession of George I to the End of the by John Henry Overton, Frederic Relton (1906)
"-It is no derogation to the former to say that John Wesley towered head and shoulders above any of them, but it is only doing justice to the latter to say ..."