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innermost

[in-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈɪn ərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
adjective
1.
farthest inward; inmost.
2.
most intimate or secret:
one's innermost beliefs.
noun
3.
the innermost part.
Origin of innermost
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at inner, -most
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  • He has all leisure to give you, and enters into the innermost spirit of your buying.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • The broad daylight could search the innermost corners of his every action.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Make what you can of it, dear Bertie, and believe that it all comes from my innermost heart.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • In spite of my determination not to admit it even in my innermost thoughts, I knew.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Indeed my innermost feeling, now, is that "The Return" is a left-handed production.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for innermost

innermost

/ˈɪnəˌməʊst/
adjective
1.
being or located furthest within; central
2.
intimate; private: innermost beliefs
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Word Origin and History for innermost
adj.

mid-14c., from inner + -most. Innermore also existed in Middle English.

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