In reality, the best course is suggested by a famous maxim: "optima medicina est medicina non uti."
I made a snatch at what I thought was the sinking form of optima, but soon I found out the dreadful mistake.
First, if mans beatitude is action, it ought to be the mans best (optima) action.
There is still another great danger which one may beware of, optima fide,—the danger of knowing something untrue.
Having with some difficulty gained admittance, optima rushed into my arms, and wept upon my breast.
optima et infallibilis ad gratiam prparatio et unice dispositio, est terna Dei electio et prdestinatio.
There is an optima distance for the realisation of this effluvium.
"These at least are not visits in optima forma," thought Constance to herself.
La Illma Madama Lucrezia porta tutte le bolle piene et in optima forma.
1879, from Latin optimum, neuter singular of optimus "best" (used as a superlative of bonus "good"), probably related to ops "power, resources" (in which case the evolution is from "richest" to "the most esteemed," thus from PIE root *op- "to work") or to ob "in front of," with superlative suffix *-tumos. Originally in biology, in reference to "conditions most favorable" (for growth, etc.). As an adjective from 1885.