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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
leading, foremost, preeminent, outstanding, one of the bestHerausstechen, Herausragen

ON: クツKUN: かが.む, かが.める
yield, bend, flinch, submit

ON: KUN: ゆび, さ.す, -さ.し
finger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)

Example sentences
彼女は日本で屈指の優れたテニスの選手であると言っても過言ではない。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 日本 (にほん), 屈指 (くっし), 優れる (すぐれる), テニス, 選手 (せんしゅ), である, と言っても過言ではない (といってもかごんではない)It is not too much to say that she is one of the best tennis players in Japan.

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