[ UK /ˈʌtəmˌə‍ʊst/ ]
  1. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
    don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree
    the utmost tip of the peninsula
    explored the furthest reaches of space
    had traveled to the farthest frontier
  2. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    utmost contempt
    in the uttermost distress
    extreme pleasure
    extreme caution
    to the utmost degree
    extreme cold
  1. the greatest possible degree
    he tried his utmost
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How To Use uttermost In A Sentence

  • Yet here, as many another time in these devious manoeuvres, that fearful dilemma interposed -- inseparable in its many forms from all collective action whether in cabinet or party; so fit to test to the very uttermost all the moral fortitude, all the wisdom of a minister, his sense of proportion, his strength of will, his prudent pliancy of judgment, his power of balance, his sure perception of the ruling fact. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859
  • The coffin was forced, the cerements torn, and the melancholy relics, clad in sackcloth, after being rattled for hours on moonless byways, were at length exposed to uttermost indignities before a class of gaping boys. The Body-Snatcher
  • Happily the cabman was a kindly and compassionate spirit, and did his uttermost to help them, moving heaven and earth, in the way of policemen and small shopkeepers, until, by dint of much inquiry, he found The Lovels of Arden
  • The Judge and Jack and Mary gazed down at her in uttermost astoundment. No. 13 Washington Square
  • Being at the uttermost ends of the earth we are both proud of our uniqueness and at times also wanting to ape the big kids on the block.
  • And if the contingency eventuates, neither France nor Spain have the mobility or the means to pursue their foes into the uttermost reaches of Central Asia, the deserts of Africa or the teeming stews of the Southwest Asia.
  • Sipped or swallowed, it went shuddering through its new home and branched out in patterns--- or so it seemed after the second glass--- like the ice-ferns that covered the window panes, but radiating warmth and happiness instead of cold, and carrying a ghostly message of comfort to the uttermost fimbria . . . Archive 2007-06-01
  • Asse: evermore when John de Barolo came to Tresanti, he would bring him to his poore abiding, with all his uttermost abilitie of entertainement, in due acknowledgement of the courtesie he afforded to him at Barletta. The Decameron
  • He smiled at her with the uttermost respect and adoration.
  • Uprising from this blue interminable distance, the first crumplings of the foothills showed like purple velvet, and from these again the giant Himalayas -- the "home of the greater gods" -- sprang aloft, in a medley of lovely lines and hues, till they reached the uttermost north where the hoar head of Nanga Parbat soared twenty-five thousand feet into the blue. The Great Amulet
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