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uttermost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj 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"
    • adj uttermost 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"
    • n uttermost the greatest possible degree "he tried his utmost"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Uttermost Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree; as, the uttermost extent or end. "In this uttermost distress."
    • n Uttermost The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent. "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.""He cannot have sufficient honor done unto him; but the uttermost we can do, we must."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uttermost Extreme; being in the furthest, greatest, or highest degree; utmost.
    • n uttermost The extreme limit; the utmost; the highest, greatest, or furthest; the utmost power or extent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uttermost ut′ėr-mōst farthest out: utmost
    • n Uttermost the greatest degree
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Quotations

  • Bengali Hymn
    Bengali Hymn
    “Dive deep, O mind, dive deep in the ocean of God's beauty! If you descend to the uttermost depths, there you will find the gem of love.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Utter (a.); cf. Utmost, and Outermost

Usage

In literature:

Our business is of the uttermost importance, sir.
"The Southern Cross" by Foxhall Daingerfield, Jr.
It was resolved to resist to the uttermost.
"Ancient Egypt" by George Rawlinson
Use the uttermost endeavours in this matter; check him and his schemes at all hazards.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
And then scampering footfalls which died away in the uttermost parts of the cemetery.
"Hugo" by Arnold Bennett
His thoughts were very bitter, as he lay, his loneliness of the uttermost.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Hitherto the splendid Saturn had marked the uttermost excursion of astronomical knowledge as it respected our solar group.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Justice to the living can yet be rendered, and shall be to the uttermost farthing.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
My words indeed rule to the uttermost limit of the night.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
So, in the tenth year of my travels, when I had reached the Uttermost Eastern Sea, I returned to my father's house.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
She has tasked these to their uttermost to maintain and increase her naval superiority.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Exact respect for yourself and for the boy's father, the respect which is no enemy, but the reverse, to the uttermost of fondness.
"The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons" by Ellice Hopkins
Is it not their wont to push their advantage to the uttermost and press as heavily as may be on the unfortunate?
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
If he should be victorious, the enemy must be pursued and harassed to the uttermost.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Well, then, the hour has come that will try thy love to the uttermost.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost, that come to God by Him.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
With the blessing of Heaven they will do it to the uttermost.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
He was in the uttermost depression when a small, brown-gloved hand touched his arm.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
And when he had raged to the uttermost, something of the resignation of old age came to him.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
A man named Keco, whose fame has reached to the uttermost ends of the land.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
He paid the price of our ransom, to the uttermost farthing, in his lingering death.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
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In poetry:

That baron he to his castle fled,
To Barnard castle then fled hee;
The uttermost walles were eathe to win,
The earles have won them presentlie.
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
In the height and heat of your wildest passion,
You had your uttermost will of me,
And when have I asked for the least compassion ?
A lover loved is a lover free !
"Oh, Life, I Have Taken You For My Lover!" by Laurence Hope
So come and return to our God on high
Who fashioned the uttermost heavens,
Let your songs of praise to His footstool fly
And thank Him to-night in a choral cry
By way of memorial.
"For The Day Of Memorial" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Lost in the uttermost of Eternity.
Think! in Time's smallest clock's minutest beat
Might there not rest be found for wandering feet?
Or, 'twixt the sleep and wake of Helen's dream,
Silence wherein to sing love's requiem?
"The Tryst" by Walter de la Mare
God!—whose goodness and greatness we bless and adore—
Be Thou praised for this angel—the first of the four—
To whose charge Thou has given the world's uttermost shore,
To guide it, and guard it, till time is no more!
"The First Of The Angels" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And we clomb--till we stood at the portal
Of the uttermost point of the peak,
And it led with a step more than mortal
Far upward some presence to seek;
And I felt that this love was immortal,
This love which had made me so weak.
"Musagetes" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Rocky Mount, Va.-- Uttermost, a manufacturer of home accessories and furniture, will make its debut in the rug category at the October High Point Market.
"Customers have been asking us for rugs for years and I think they will be pleased," said Mac Cooper, president, Uttermost .
Uttermost will debut its handmade line of area rugs at High Point.
Known for its home accessories and furniture collections, Uttermost will break into the area rug category this month at High Point Market.
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs --Isaiah 24:16.
The 30-inch-tall Baalon table lamp by Matthew Williams for Uttermost features a two-toned porcelain base, with the front and back a deep burgundy glaze while the sides and top reveal a rustic, burnt-orange glaze with chocolate bronze details.
The base of the Andean Buffet lamp from Uttermost has the look of layered stone in varying tones of ivory and brown.
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In science:

In some cases, a high precision machining of parts of the experimental payload is uttermost important.
General Relativity in Space and Sensitive Tests of the Equivalence Principle
As long as these components are neither detected through non gravitational means, nor explained as resulting from new physical phenomena, it remains of the uttermost importance to test general relativity at all experimentally accessible scales.
Testing General Relativity with Atomic Clocks
In a field like multiparticle dynamics, where the underlying theory (QCD) is as yet too difficult to be useful for predictive calculations at final particle level, the study of experimental regularities and their interpretation is of uttermost importance.
Void Analysis and Hierarchical Structure for Single Jets
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