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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They had recently seen a chosen army from that country, which, reverencing as a mother, they had blindly believed invincible--an army led by a chief who had been selected from a crowd of trained warriors, for his rare military endowments, disgracefully routed by a handful of French and Indians, and only saved from annihilation by the coolness and spirit of a Virginian boy, whose riper fame has since diffused itself, with the steady influence of moral truth, to the uttermost confines of Christendom.
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.
There is not on earth a more merciless exactor of love from others than a thoroughly selfish woman; and the more unlovely she grows, the more jealously and scrupulously she exacts love, to the uttermost farthing.
Then Sir Marhaus said to the duke, Cease thy sons, or else I will do the uttermost to you all.
Again, God said, let ther be Firmament Amid the Waters, and let it divide The Waters from the Waters: and God made The Firmament, expanse of liquid, pure, Transparent, Elemental Air, diffus'd In circuit to the uttermost convex Of this great Round: partition firm and sure, The Waters underneath from those above Dividing: for as Earth, so hee the World Built on circumfluous Waters calme, in wide Crystallin Ocean, and the loud misrule Of CHAOS farr remov'd, least fierce extreames Contiguous might distemper the whole frame: And Heav'n he nam'd the Firmament: So Eev'n And Morning CHORUS sung the second Day.
Above all, he had upon his side the unyielding obstinacy of his nation, and that unbending resolution, with which Israelites have been frequently known to submit to the uttermost evils which power and violence can inflict upon them, rather than gratify their oppressors by granting their demands.
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.
The Circles delayed not to push their victory to the uttermost.
Back in the uttermost recesses of his little brain something was stirring-- something which the sight and smell of the great bull had aroused.
The coffin was forced, the cerements torn, and the melancholy relics, clad in sackcloth, after being rattled for hours on moonless byways, were at length exposed to uttermost indignities before a class of gaping boys.
An indistinct vibration quivered through its rigging, showing that the furnaces were heated to the uttermost.
Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.