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Definition greatest
  • It is of the utmost importance.
utmost = greatest
  • 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
  • — 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
  • J. Grimes Everett was doing his utmost to change this state of affairs, and desperately needed our prayers.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 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
  • People expect doctor to go about things with the utmost seriousness, skill and experience.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • In these seven years he would have climbed to the utmost heights.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • By that time German officers and soldiers were fleeing, doing their utmost to avoid capture by the rapidly approaching Soviet army.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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