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as in:  consummate professional

She is the consummate professional who never lets her personal life intrude on her responsibilities at the office.
  perfect and complete in every respect; or having a quality to an extreme degree
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  • She is the consummate professional who never lets her personal life intrude on her responsibilities at the office.
  • They were too drunk to consummate a marriage and subsequently asked that it be annulled.
  • He was performing now what is called a Schreierei—a consummate exhibition of passionate shouting—warning the crowd to be watchful, to be vigilant, to seek out and destroy the evil machinations plotting to infect the motherland with its deplorable ways.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Then there’s the fact that Snow made no escape attempt, when I know him to be the consummate survivor.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • Over the next few weeks, I became the consummate soldier,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Even Butler, the consummate professional, was beginning to dread the long nights of damp and insect bites.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It was this unfathomable longing of the soul to ... to do wrong for the wrong’s sake only—that urged me to continue and finally to consummate the injury I had inflicted upon the unoffending brute.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • Now we come for something of consummate importance and...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I find thou hast the most consummate effrontery to dare to mention so presumptuous a design!
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He was the consummate handyman, a veritable knight in shining armor when puddles formed beneath kitchen sinks or when garbage disposals went on the blink.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian

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  • When he got to be old enough to begin to toddle about and say broken words and get an idea of what his hands were for, he was a more consummate pest than ever.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • On the other hand, it might make of him a consummate bore.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • He is a consummate gentleman and the finest chef we’ve ever had at Rowan!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The mayor was a careerist, a consummate professional, and he knew how the game should be run against an ethnic challenger:
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Celeste, the consummate fighter, was pulling for me.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "Let’s thank Mae for her candor, her brilliance and her consummate humanity, can we please?"
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Using consummate fieldcraft, I approached the chosen observation point in such a manner that the wolves could not possibly have seen me and, since the wind was from them to me, I was assured that they would have had no suspicion of my arrival.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He was the consummate cadet in all regards except that he wasn’t eligible to serve.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • To my father life offered no finer pleasures or more consummate skills.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In a large measure, however, his fertile and inventive ideas were successsful enough that it may be said that Hoss—in consummate travesty of the way that Koch and Ehrlich and Roentgen and others altered the face of medical science during the great German efflorescence of the last half of the previous century—worked upon the entire concept of mass murder a lasting metamorphosis.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I was now shut in the room of a rural inn, awaiting a completely different husband, whom I scarcely knew, with firm orders to consummate a forced marriage, at risk of my life and liberty.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Leff, the consummate showman, was unusually respectful, even demure before Judge Bowen.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • On that night he had determined to consummate his crimes by my death.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Herself a consummate coquette, she could not have maneuvered better on meeting a man she wished to attract.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His savage barbarity was equalled only by the consummate coolness with which he committed the grossest and most savage deeds upon the slaves under his charge.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The house was broken into many levels, following the ledges of the rock, rising as it rose, in gradual masses, in planes flowing together up into one consummate harmony.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A consummate example of skilled theoretical Nijinskys leaping ahead of history.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Captain Flume is already working on glowing press releases describing your valor over Ferrara, your deep and abiding loyalty to your outfit and your consummate dedication to duty.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Scarlett exercised the same charms as Melanie but with a studied artistry and consummate skill.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Should he impose his galleys on those two dazzling children, or should he consummate his irremediable engulfment by himself?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The house of the Duke of Bracciano is one of the most delightful in Rome, the duchess, one of the last heiresses of the Colonnas, does its honors with the most consummate grace, and thus their fetes have a European celebrity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Unaccountably, by an association of feeling that astonished her, she remembered what had conveyed to her recently the same sense of consummate joy as his.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She reached out and rested her hand lightly on the gnarled root beside her, as if touching, with consummate delicacy, the shoulder of a friend or lover.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Blakeney slowly rose to his feet, and, making a deep and elaborate bow before his wife, he said with consummate gallantry,— "I had the pick of the market, Madame, and my taste is unerring."
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • With his consummate knowledge of the nature of the people with whom he had to deal, he anticipated every measure on which they decided; and it might almost be said, that, in many instances, he knew their intentions, even before they became known to themselves.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • With consummate skill he has set his trap with a hair spring to catch comfort and independence, and then, as he turned away, got his own leg into it.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • — No communication — a — until — Miss Wickfield — a — redress from wrongs inflicted by consummate scoundrel — HEEP!’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "Blessed be God," said Don Quixote when he had heard Don Lorenzo’s sonnet, "that among the hosts there are of irritable poets I have found one consummate one, which, senor, the art of this sonnet proves to me that you are!"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Then, steering his Nautilus with consummate dexterity, he skillfully dodged the masses of ice, some of which measured several miles in length, their heights varying from seventy to eighty meters.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I was struck with a profound veneration at the sight of Brutus, and could easily discover the most consummate virtue, the greatest intrepidity and firmness of mind, the truest love of his country, and general benevolence for mankind, in every lineament of his countenance.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I do but stay till your marriage be consummate, and then go I toward Arragon.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • "Her picture, I suppose," blushing at the consummate art of her own question, "hangs in your father’s room?"
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • But do you know," she stated with honest and consummate ignorance, "that there are some people who talk about me and call me a bad woman?
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Mad-Eye, so tough, so brave, the consummate survivorů At last it seemed to dawn on everyone, though nobody said it, that there was no point of waiting in the yard anymore, and in silence they followed Mr. And Mrs. Weasley back into the Burrow, and into the living room, where Fred and George were laughing together.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Priestesses of Isis took human lovers as symbolical stand-ins for the damaged Osiris, not unlike the way Lady Brett Ashley in the novel takes other lovers because she and Jake cannot consummate their passion.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She would shoot with consummate velocity from the roof to the hall, yet would be in full possession of her breath and dignity on the moment of her arrival there.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • His father must have been a most consummate villain, ever to have such a son.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • They would have been happy from then on if Ursula’s mother had not terrified her with all manner of sinister predictions about their offspring, even to the extreme of advising her to refuse to consummate the marriage.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Do you the office, friar; which consummate, Return him here again.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Reason had altogether left me, so that I was consummate rage, and when he came through the broken glass, we fought as we’d never fought before.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
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