Origin of hindmost
Examples from the Web for hindmost
Like his forerunner he leapt on the back of the hindmost sheep.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
The hindmost did their best to escape, and rode for their lives to the other side of the river.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
"The devil take the hindmost" is the very essence of the young man's book of proverbs.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
It's every man for himself, whole hog or none, and the devil take the hindmost.Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
Before the hindmost deserter gained the draw-bars my reason was on the return path.When Grandmamma Was New|Marion Harland
Thra. What, if a toy take 'em i' the heels now, and they run all away, and cry, 'The devil take the hindmost'?
Dion. Then the same devil take the foremost too, and souse him for his breakfast! [Beaumont & Fletcher, "Philaster," Act V, Sc. 2, 1611]
see devil take the hindmost.