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English definition of “none other than sb/sth”

none other than sb/sth

formal
said when you want to show that someone or something is a surprising or exciting choice or example : The first speech was given by none other than Clint Eastwood.Expressions of surprise Grammar:No, none and none ofNo and none of are determiners. None is a pronoun. No, none and none of indicate negation.
(Definition of none other than sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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