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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Paragon(e, n.1 [e.m.E. (a 1548), OF. paragon.] a. A paragon. b. In paragon, in comparison, in competition. — a1568 Bann. MS. 215 b/3.
Was nocht gud King Salamon Reuisit in sindry wyis With every lufely paragon Glistering befoir his eis
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxx. 68.
Ȝour selff may be a patroun mair perfyt Off patience and peirles paragon
a1605 Montg. Son. xlix. 4.
The Margarit … paragone but peir
1608 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 143.
And I preferred nor wyed neiuer in paragon onye thing with yiour heighness plesour [etc.]

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