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furthermost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj furthermost (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Furthermost Most remote; furthest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • furthermost Most remote.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Furthermost most remote
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. furðor, a comp. of fore, with comp. suff.

Usage

In literature:

Silvermane, desert-steeled, would travel to the furthermost corner of this hell of sand-swept stone.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
From where the two men now sat they could see both into the guard-room opposite them and into the recess at the furthermost end of the cell.
"El Dorado" by Baroness Orczy
They had reached the furthermost end of that aisle, but had turned to go back.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
Lady Cynthia, still clinging to Francis' arm, led him to the furthermost corner of the launch.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The furthermost corners of the room, with its many wings of book-filled shelves, were illuminated.
"The Great Impersonation" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I was extremely surprised: but still more, to behold a man coming from behind the furthermost stack.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Since the furthermost outer sun is probably the oldest, it is the one in which we are most interested.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
This was Robat, the furthermost British post in West Beluchistan.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
David set out on a tour of exploration toward the furthermost nests of boulders.
"Shepherd of the Planets" by Alan Mattox
This flow to and from the great centre of population was incessant, and extended to the furthermost parts of the land.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
William Cahill was playing Paterson, N. J., and living at his home at the furthermost end of Brooklyn.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
At the furthermost end from the door was a semicircular alcove, known as the "Shell," which gave its name to the form sitting there.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
For grafts choose shootes of a yeere old, or at the furthermost two yeeres old.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
A word uttered there will reach the furthermost parts of the Mohammedan world.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
At the furthermost end stood Arnswald, his back turned to her, and near him in a low arm-chair was her husband.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
Only that afternoon the furthermost point of the tour had been reached.
"A Son of the Sahara" by Louise Gerard
At last he came to the furthermost summit of which his dear father had spoken so solemnly.
"The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy" by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
Her father; of course she had to open, but she went back to the sofa and flung herself crying into the furthermost corner.
"The Heritage of the Kurts, Volume II (of 2)" by Björstjerne Björnson
I and my people are from the furthermost part of our country.
"A History of Oregon, 1792-1849" by William Henry Gray
He has darted to the depths beneath, and risen far beyond the furthermost boat!
"Gleanings by the Way" by John A. Clark
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In poetry:

And, fronting the furthermost spaces,
He kept through the distances dim,
Till the days, and the years, and the cycles
Were lost and forgotten by him.
"Safi" by Henry Kendall