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[neth -er-mohst, -muh st] /ˈnɛð ərˌmoʊst, -məst/
lowest; farthest down:
the nethermost depths of the ocean.
Origin of nethermost
First recorded in 1250-1300, nethermost is from the Middle English word nethermast. See nether, -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The mercury in the tubes at the trader's store had sunk to the nethermost depths.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • And why, I ask again, is Sweden at present shaken to its nethermost foundations?

    Master Olof August Strindberg
  • It extends from the uppermost height to the nethermost abyss.

  • If she is indeed to be won from the nethermost Hell, then be mine the task!

  • The gates that are opened for me are the gates of the nethermost hell.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich
  • In this new circle, the nethermost of fate, he turns to noble examples.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • He has plunged into her nethermost depths, like Schiller's diver, and lo!

  • It remains for the lover to sound the nethermost depths of humility.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • In all the depths of human love, how surely is this the nethermost!

    The Crown of Thorns E. H. Chapin
  • "I would follow you down to the nethermost millstone," he vowed.

British Dictionary definitions for nethermost


farthest down; lowest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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