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Definition greatest
  • It is of the utmost importance.
utmost = greatest
  • I never heard tell that it's against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being committed, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you'll say it's my duty to tell the town all about it and not hush it up.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • utmost = greatest effort
  • it was with the utmost difficulty that I...
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • utmost = greatest
  • There was the huge tree asleep yet in the paling moonlight, and small and silly Sylvia began with utmost bravery to mount to the top of it,
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • utmost = greatest
  • J. Grimes Everett was doing his utmost to change this state of affairs, and desperately needed our prayers.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • utmost = greatest effort
  • — Be not afraid, though you do see me weapon'd; Here is my journey's end, here is my butt, And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • He said it with the utmost confidence, which made the shock on his face when I lunged at him that much sweeter.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The data is of the utmost importance," I say, trying to sound as arrogant as some of the Erudite I've met.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Six or seven thousand is their utmost power.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • DANFORTH: I shall do my utmost.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He had never met the Witch before he knew her only by reputation but he knew she needed to be treated with the utmost caution.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The bishop arrived, and the delightful daughters strained themselves to the utmost not to comment on his nose.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • You do not believe in doing your utmost to further the ends of justice?
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • She had perceived that the cart had stopped, and with utmost caution, treading noiselessly on the soft road, she crept a little nearer.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The utmost penalty of the outraged law would be exacted, and upon the accused, now present at the bar, that penalty would unquestionably be executed.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • It is greeted with the utmost shock.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Yes, thieves and pickpockets were very skilful; one needed to exercise the utmost care.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • He was staring down at Ludo Bagman with an expression of the utmost severity and dislike.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • In these seven years he would have climbed to the utmost heights.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • People expect doctor to go about things with the utmost seriousness, skill and experience.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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