best (n.)
highest ranking person, most eminent person
R2 IV.i.31[Aumerle to all, of Bagot] I would he were the best / In all this presence
Tem I.ii.430[Ferdinand to Miranda] I am the best of them that speak this speech
Tit IV.iv.33[Tamora to Saturninus, of Titus] rather comfort his distressed plight / Than prosecute the meanest or the best / For these contempts
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