uttermost


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ut·ter·most

 (ŭt′ər-mōst′)
adj.
1. Utmost.
2. Outermost.
n.
The greatest amount or degree possible; the utmost.

[Middle English : utter, outer; see utter2 + -most, -most.]

uttermost

(ˈʌtəˌməʊst)
adj, n
a variant of utmost

ut•most

(ˈʌtˌmoʊst)

adj.
1. of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest: of the utmost importance.
2. being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest.
n.
3. the greatest degree or amount: providing the utmost in comfort.
4. the most or best of one's abilities, powers, etc.: He did his utmost to win.
5. the extreme limit or extent: patience taxed to the utmost.
[before 900; Middle English utmest, Old English ūtemest. See out, -most]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uttermost - the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"
limit, bound, boundary - the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
Adj.1.uttermost - of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensityuttermost - of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
2.uttermost - (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the peninsula"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
far - located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future"

uttermost

adjective
1. Of the greatest possible degree, quality, or intensity:
2. Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:
3. Most distant or remote, as from a center:
noun
The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable:
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When Brahma, or the God of Gods, saith the Shaster, resolved to recreate the world after one of its periodical dissolutions, he gave birth to Vishnoo, to preside over the work; but the Vedas, or mystical books, whose perusal would seem to have been indispensable to Vishnoo before beginning the creation, and which therefore must have contained something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became incarnate in a whale, and sounding down in him to the uttermost depths, rescued the sacred volumes.
Then Sir Marhaus said to the duke, Cease thy sons, or else I will do the uttermost to you all.
The Circles delayed not to push their victory to the uttermost.
When both have reached the uttermost extreme, the one of justice and the other of injustice, let judgment be given which of them is the happier of the two.
Cocky knew danger at the first glimpse--danger to the uttermost of violent death.
My charitable business is an unendurable nuisance to me; and when I see a Ladies' Committee now, I wish myself at the uttermost ends of the earth
that golden tress was charmed; each hair had in it a spell of terror and remorse for thee, and was used by a mightier power to bind thy cruel hands from inflicting uttermost evil on the helpless!
The Trifaldi said this in such a pathetic way that she drew tears from the eyes of all and even Sancho's filled up; and he resolved in his heart to accompany his master to the uttermost ends of the earth, if so be the removal of the wool from those venerable countenances depended upon it.
Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.
Slowly but surely his consciousness grew, his vision of his state thus completing itself; he had been miraculously CARRIED back - lifted and carefully borne as from where he had been picked up, the uttermost end of an interminable grey passage.
The things which the Stygian darkness hid from my objective eye could not have been half so wonderful as the pictures which my imagination wrought as it conjured to life again the ancient peoples of this dying world and set them once more to the labours, the intrigues, the mysteries and the cruelties which they had practised to make their last stand against the swarming hordes of the dead sea bottoms that had driven them step by step to the uttermost pinnacle of the world where they were now intrenched behind an impenetrable barrier of superstition.
For Jerry had found, and in the uttermost, what his nature craved-- the love of a god.