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    #1

    above all

    Her answer was "above all "ambiguity.

    What does "above all" in this sentence mean?
    Can you give me more examples?

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    #2

    Re: above all

    Where did you encounter the sentence you are asking about?

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    #3

    Re: above all

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you encounter the sentence you are asking about?
    http://www.google.com.tw/search?site....3.HB-K-y4HZwg

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    #4

    Re: above all

    All results are linked to Chinese sites.
    The Chinese translation of the OP's English sentence means 'her answer was anything but ambiguous'.

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    #5

    Re: above all

    I looked it up in the dictionary, but "above all" doesn't have this meaning.

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    #6

    Re: above all

    Because this meaning was invented by the Chinese but not used by native English speakers, IMO.

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