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[top-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈtɒpˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
highest; uppermost.
Origin of topmost
First recorded in 1690-1700; top1 + -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These form the woods which sweep from rocky shore to topmost hill.

  • For one thing, at topmost speed, it took twenty minutes to dress.

  • Alice laughed in response, and chose the topmost letter of the packet.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • They had reached the topmost story, and the Father had paused to recover breath.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • John's cell was on the topmost floor, next to the quarters of the lay brothers.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • His glance chanced to rest for an instant upon the topmost paper of the pile.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And turning to a pile of agreements lying at his elbow he took up the topmost of them.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • No harm if it is from the topmost story of the highest barrack in Malta.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for topmost


highest; at or nearest the top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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