[uht-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
- most remote or outermost; farthest: the uttermost stars.
- of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest: The country's art has reached uttermost creativity.
Origin of uttermost
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Examples from the Web for uttermost
Where he thinks a contempt due, he pays it to the uttermost.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
He had expressed it, he thought, to the uttermost, by letting her go at all.The Incomplete Amorist
I owe him reparation, and it shall be paid to the uttermost penny.
And Spurling—if Spurling dwells near us in the uttermost parts of the earth?Murder Point
In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- a variant of utmost
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Word Origin and History for uttermost
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