"second to none"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Oct 10 00:24:30 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 07:59:26PM -0400, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> A search finds no trace in OED.

Except, perhaps, for the mention at NONE pron. A.2.a., which
cross-refers to SECOND adj. 2.a., "Hence, in negative and limiting
contexts, Inferior (_to none, only to..._)," with quotations from
Shakespeare onwards?

Jesse Sheidlower

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