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:
Translations
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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.
If Henry could, by an effort of will, have transported the Countess to the uttermost ends of the earth, he would have made the effort without remorse.
She knew only that it was sin, and she lifted her head proudly, recklessly resolved, in one great surge of revolt, to sin to the uttermost.
Though I suffer all deaths that a man can die To the uttermost end of time, I have deep-drained this, my cup of bliss, In every age and clime-- "The froth of Pride, the tang of Power, The sweet of Womanhood!
Are you prepared to make a great sacrifice for her sake - to leave England at once, to take her to the uttermost part of the world?"
Be this as it may, John Willet, in whom the very uttermost extent of dull-headed perplexity supplied the place of courage, stationed himself in the porch, and waited for their coming up.
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.* A wide frontier had been laid naked by this unexpected disaster, and more substantial evils were preceded by a thousand fanciful and imaginary dangers.
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.