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Lewis : eximius

eximius, exĭmĭus, a, um, adj. eximo. Taken out from the mass, i. e. excepted, exempt (rare but class. = exemptus, exceptus): eximium neminem habere, Ter. Hec. 1, 1, 9: neque esset veri simile, cum omnibus Siculis faceret injurias, te illi unum eximium, cui consuleret, fuisse, you should be the only excepted one, Cic. Div. ap. Caecil. 16, 52: tu unus eximius es, in quo hoc praecipuum valeat, Liv. 9, 34, 11.

Far more freq. and class., Select, choice, distinguished, extraordinary, uncommon, excellent (syn.: egregius, praeclarus, divinus, lautus, magnificus): ea quae eximia plerisque et praeclara videntur, parva ducere, Cic. Off. 1, 20, 67; cf.: haec ipsa semper in te eximia et praestantia fuere, id. de Or. 2, 28, 126: Pompei singularis eximiaque virtus, id. de Imp. Pomp. 1, 3: mulier facie eximia, id. Verr. 2, 5, 31, § 82; cf.: pulchritudine eximia femina, id. Div. 1, 25, 52: eximii forma pueri, Plin. 7, 12, 10: eximii praestanti corpore tauri, Verg. G. 4, 538 et saep.: ingenium, Cic. Fam. 6, 5, 3: gloria belli, id. Rep. 1, 12; cf.: gloria virtutis, id. ib. 2, 10: opinio virtutis, Caes. B. G. 2, 8, 1; cf. also: virtus, id. B. C. 1, 46, 4: quo e collegio laus est illa eximia C. Julii, qui, etc., Cic. Rep. 2, 36: herba eximii usus ad vulnera, Plin. 24, 16, 95, § 152: ignes Aetnae, Lucr. 2, 594 et saep.—Poet. with partitive gen.: eximii regum, Stat. Th. 6, 15.—And with inf.: eximius animam servare sub undis, exceedingly, skilful, expert, Luc. 3, 697.—Hence adv.: exĭmĭe (acc. to II.), exceedingly, very much, uncommonly, excellently (syn.: egregie, unice): C. Marius L. Plocium eximie dilexit, Cic. Arch. 9, 20: eximie et unice delectare, Gell. 11, 3, 4: e. atque verissime opinari, id. 13, 8, 1: cenare, Juv. 11, 1: polliceri omnia, Liv. 42, 29, 6: prodesse, Plin. 29, 6, 38, § 126: mederi, id. ib.; cf.: curari, id. 27, 12, 104, § 127: ornatum templum, Liv. 25, 40, 2: utilis, Plin. 20, 22, 89, § 241: optimum stagnum, Col. 8, 17, 1.