topmost

[top-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
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Origin of topmost

First recorded in 1690–1700; top1 + -most
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Contemporary Examples of topmost

  • It becomes clearer by the day how cleverly Obama checkmated both Clintons by putting Hillary in the topmost Cabinet job.

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    Hillary, Take Off Your Burqa

    Tina Brown

    July 13, 2009

  • It becomes clearer by the day how brilliantly Obama checkmated both Clintons by putting Hillary in the topmost Cabinet job.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Hillary, Take Off Your Burqa

    Tina Brown

    July 13, 2009

Historical Examples of topmost

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for topmost

topmost

adjective
  1. highest; at or nearest the top
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