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An example use of elite in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… this is the most elite again us by many nations …”
Elite means of the highest quality, especially in terms of intelligence, education, or social status.
the word elite occurs in english on average 17.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.