Man Among Men Meaning

(idiomatic) A superior or remarkable man who stands out from other men; a leader or exemplar for other men.

Example: 1892, Mark Twain, The American Claimant, ch. 12:
  I am a man among men, on an equal footing with Tom, Dick and Harry.
1913, Joseph A. Altsheler, The Texan Scouts, ch. 5:
  The boy was on terms of perfect equality with Obed and the Panther. They treated him as a man among men.
2001 June 24, Gerald Clarke, "The Double Life of an Aids Victim," Time (retrieved 14 July 2014):
  Willson transformed Roy Fitzgerald into Rock Hudson and secured him an apprenticeship. . . . [H]e was able to establish his film personality: steady, likable, a man among men.
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book III:
  And be thy self Man among men on Earth.
1890, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Firm of Girdlestone, ch. 43:
  To her distorted fancy he was a man among men, a hero, all that was admirable and magnificent.
1900, John Fox Jr., Crittenden: A Kentucky Story of Love and War, ch. 7:
  At the head of it rode two men—one with a quiet mesmeric power that bred perfect trust at sight, the other with a kindling power of enthusiasm, and a passionate energy, mental, physical, emotional, that was tireless; each a man among men, and both together an ideal leader for the thousand Americans at their heels.
1916, Gilbert Parker, The World For Sale, ch. 26:
  [H]e was so much a man among men, a giant, with a great, lumbering mind, slow to conceive, but moving in a large, impressive way when once conception came.
1997, Harriet Rubin, The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, ISBN 9780747535164:
  A prince is a man among men, a canny fighter, a steely sovereign who takes what he wants out of life.