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[uhp-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈʌpˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
Origin of upmost
First recorded in 1550-60; up- + -most
Can be confused
upmost, uppermost, utmost. Unabridged
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  • His feet dangled on a level with the top of the upmost tree.

    Campmates Kirk Munroe
  • I could see that what was upmost in his mind was the fact that I had read 'Negations.'

    Seven Men Max Beerbohm
  • I am a most ardent admirer of yours; and the upmost extent of my ambition is to become an accepted one.

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra William Carleton
  • From the tier of the upmost holes came at length the terrific burst of the heavy mines.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman
  • The man steadied himself instantly, but the single instant cost the balance of the upmost figure.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman
  • If left lying, this confined air changes its locality—leaves the ends for the upmost side of the shell.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

    Martha McCulloch Williams
  • In less than half-an-hour the ruined amphitheatre was a moving mass of heads from the ground to its upmost storey.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Hence, in the present English, the different parts of the syllable most (in words like upmost) come from different quarters.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • There were three enclosures; but the upmost one, though carefully folded, was unsealed, and engaged his attention first.

    Hildebrand Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for upmost


another word for uppermost
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