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Ultimation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ultimation ŭl`tĭ*mā"shŭn State of being ultimate; that which is ultimate, or final; ultimatum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion
    • n ultimation A last offer or concession; an ultimatum.
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Quotations

  • Agnes C. Laut
    Agnes C. Laut
    “The ultimate umpire of all things in life is -- fact.”
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen%20R.%20Covey
    “Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
  • Marilyn Ferguson
    Marilyn Ferguson
    “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.”
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman%20Cousins
    “Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert%20K.%20Chesterton
    “The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.”

Usage

In literature:

Election then means nothing more than the ultimate reference to God of the mystery of an experience in which the believer already rejoices.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
It was then extended to the limbs, and ultimately to the entire person.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Yet human relationships can only be determined in the light of ultimate ones.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
Nor did it make an ultimate German victory impossible.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
Ultimately he was eclipsed by the two great Bodhisattvas but in the early centuries of our era he received much respect.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Ultimately these were grouped into loose confederacies.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
It was not meant to attack the authority of reason; rather it is the ultimate purpose to defend it.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
And, 3rd., an ultimate grade for teaching the sciences generally, and in their highest degree.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
An unusually brief work, it has been called the ultimate distillation of the Buddhist Wisdom Literature.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
In fine, either the ultimate defeat of the ethical process matters, or it does not.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
But these two influences are not ultimate.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Ultimately a happy compromise was found between duty and inclination.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
He felt in the dead man's coat, vest, and ultimately in a trousers pocket found two keys, tied together with a piece of twine.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
He seems to have ultimately received a more or less complete dispensation from his religious vows.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
Yet though superior to outward fortune, the hope of Christ is certain of ultimate vindication, because it is hope in God.
"Religion and the War" by Various
Ultimate success seemed within grasp.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
There is no theory of the ultimate structure of matter which has secured general acceptance.
"The Relations of Science and Religion" by Henry Calderwood
Because ultimately it is from this point that you will have to make your final decision.
"The Corner of Harley Street" by Henry Bashford
It is to be hoped that the plan will ultimately be carried out.
"Albania" by E. F. Knight
The land-question is ultimately a religious question.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
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In poetry:

Throughout man's life do themes of all kinds
Come and go. Now the ultimate of themes has come,
Frightening in our fantasy - the paling of the face,
An ominous shadow, and the death knell tolls.
"The Themes" by Migjeni
And they who see and comprehend
That ultimate and lofty aim
Will wait in patience for the end,
Knowing injustice cannot claim
One lasting victory, or control
Laws that bar progress for the whole.
"The Hour" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And over his chest the covers in the ultimate dream
Will mount to the teeth, ascend the eyes, press back
The locks while round his sturdy belly gleam
Suspended breaths, white spars above the wreck:
"Death Of Little Boys" by Allen Tate
Even so had they wrought all ways
To earn the pennies, and hoard them, too,--
And with what ultimate end in view?--
They were saving up money enough to be
Able, in time, to buy their own
Five children back.
"Told" by James Whitcomb Riley
He is strength that is loud in the blare of the trumpets,
And He rides in the car and He strikes in the spears;
He slays without stint and is full of compassion;
He wars for the world and its ultimate years.
"Who" by Sri Aurobindo
I match my might against my Fate's
I gird myself to reach the ultimate shores,
I arm myself the war to win:-
Lift up your heads, O mighty gates!
Be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors!
The King of Glory shall come in.
"The Ladder" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

Burris Might Ultimately Get Senate Seat.
For someone who has a severe fear of spiders, this is the ultimate prank that eventually leads into a great newscast blooper.
A 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman who used Craigslist to arrange the sale of an iPad mini in Towson Monday evening ultimately went home empty handed.
LISTEN TO ME — THE ULTIMATE BUDDY PARTY.
Hartford Tells Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer Players To Stop Using Bushnell Park.
2013 Guitar World Buyer 's Guide: The Ultimate Source for Guitar Reviews.
Kos' lead site designer on the search for the ultimate digital community.
Wilton Ultimate 3-in-1 Caddy Cupcake Carrier.
Gators hoping to claim the ultimate prize in Omaha.
Watch 14 of Oprah's Ultimate Viewers get an unprecedented look inside.
Check into the ultimate baseball Octavio Dotel.
Great taste is the ultimate reason people buy your products.
Rod and Erin's Ultimate Coffee Break with Tim Hortons.
Today's media depicts perfection and beauty as the ultimate goal for teens.
She recounts the story of her capture and ultimate rescue.
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In science:

All of the polarization and other symmetry features decay ultimately.
Opinion Crystallography: Polarizations, Symmetries, Bonds, and Bands
We have perfect cubic symmetry properties ultimately, i.e., as t(cid:198)∞.
Opinion Crystallography: Polarizations, Symmetries, Bonds, and Bands
Those simulations cover a factor of ∼3 in metallicity (from ∼0.6 Z⊙ to 2 Z⊙ ) and they roughly reproduce the observations concerning PHJ (Z ) (see above); their predictions for PF E (Z ) have to be confirmed by further simulations and, ultimately, by observations.
On the "Galactic Habitable Zone"
Our ultimate goal is to quantize the higher derivative dynamical system.
Canonical formalism and quantization of perturbative sector of higher-derivative theories
This effect can be ultimately ascribed to the ordering problem.
Canonical formalism and quantization of perturbative sector of higher-derivative theories
Our ultimate goal is to obtain an understanding of the underlying reasons for the emergence of clustering in random CSP, with an attempt at a precise classification.
Satisfying assignments of Random Boolean CSP: Clusters and Overlaps
We begin by defining a set S of nodes of G2 that will ultimately contain half of the nodes in G2 .
Satisfying assignments of Random Boolean CSP: Clusters and Overlaps
Ultimately, the basic idea comes from a fact about Hadamard products of positive definite matrices.
Gaussian conditional independence relations have no finite complete characterization
Ultimately, we would like to find closed-form expressions for the service rates eµnb and eµne, but due to the size of the state-space, this is a difficult task.
On the Shannon capacity and queueing stability of random access multicast
The ultimate consistency check on this formalism now results from considering general diagonal coordinates and simply setting R(r) → r.
Buchdahl-like transformations for perfect fluid spheres
This ultimately leads to a version of the above bound for S2 with the additional constraint that c | g(a) in the definition of U (q).
Counting rational points on cubic hypersurfaces
It follows that if p − q (cid:54)= 0 then the process Xn, with probability 1, will ultimately drift to infinity (more precisely, +∞ if p − q > 0 and −∞ if p − q < 0).
Random Walks in Random Environments
Ultimately, this is a consequence of the transience of random walk in dimensions d ≥ 3.
Occupation Statistics of Critical Branching Random Walks in Two or Higher Dimensions
This refinement can be extracted without too much difficulty from the proof in this paper, which ultimately relies on Fourier-analytic methods.
Random Matrices: The circular Law
The ultimate goal is to drive the estimate x(k) to the vector of averages ¯xave~1, where ~1 is an n-vector of ones.
Geographic Gossip: Efficient Averaging for Sensor Networks
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