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outmost

[out-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈaʊtˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
adjective
1.
farthest out; outermost.
Origin of outmost
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at out-, -most
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  • She felt a cramp around her root That crippled every outmost shoot.

  • Because it is conceived to stand plumbe upon the outmost end of the length.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • Sound of it flies, with a velocity of sound, to the outmost Barriers.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • To it again, after the same manner, making him lap his outmost Leg above a foot over his Inner.

  • He had pushed his way through the crowd and was now standing in its outmost rank directly opposite the platform.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • He spake, and hurled at Neoptolemus with nerveless arm a spear that scarce had force to pierce the outmost fold of the targe.

  • And particularly at P, where the outmost violet-making Rays fall alone, the Colour must be the deepest violet.

    Opticks Isaac Newton
  • The outmost Fringe vanish'd first, and the middlemost next, and the innermost last.

    Opticks Isaac Newton
  • To it again, after the same manner, making him lap his outmost Leg above a foot over his inner.

  • As the water climbed to his shoulders Shann put one hand on the outmost log of the raft.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for outmost

outmost

/ˈaʊtˌməʊst/
adjective
1.
another word for outermost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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