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utmost
used in Anna Karenina

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greatest
  • She exerted herself to the utmost, felt the hopelessness of the position, and was every instant suppressing the tears that started into her eyes.
    Part Three (20% in)
  • "It's just this," said the doctor, taking a finger of his kid glove in his white hands and pulling it, "if you don't strain the strings, and then try to break them, you'll find it a difficult job; but strain a string to its very utmost, and the mere weight of one finger on the strained string will snap it.
    Part Two (73% in)
  • And with his close assiduity, his conscientious devotion to his work, he's strained to the utmost; and there's some outside burden weighing on him, and not a light one," concluded the doctor, raising his eyebrows significantly.
    Part Two (73% in)
  • I simply mean to say that those rights that touch me.... my interest, I shall always defend to the best of my ability; that when they made raids on us students, and the police read our letters, I was ready to defend those rights to the utmost, to defend my rights to education and freedom.
    Part Three (8% in)
  • But this interview was still of the utmost gravity for her.
    Part Three (67% in)
  • The carrying out of Levin's plan presented many difficulties; but he struggled on, doing his utmost, and attained a result which, though not what he desired, was enough to enable him, without self-deception, to believe that the attempt was worth the trouble.
    Part Three (89% in)
  • And on his own account he was anxious to enjoy to the utmost all Russian forms of amusement.
    Part Four (1% in)
  • Those six weeks had for her been a time of the utmost bliss and the utmost misery.
    Part Five (14% in)
  • Those six weeks had for her been a time of the utmost bliss and the utmost misery.
    Part Five (14% in)
  • She had unconsciously the whole evening done her utmost to arouse in Levin a feeling of love—as of late she had fallen into doing with all young men— and she knew she had attained her aim, as far as was possible in one evening, with a married and conscientious man.
    Part Seven (34% in)
  • But after that hour there passed another hour, two hours, three, the full five hours he had fixed as the furthest limit of his sufferings, and the position was still unchanged; and he was still bearing it because there was nothing to be done but bear it; every instant feeling that he had reached the utmost limits of his endurance, and that his heart would break with sympathy and pain.
    Part Seven (42% in)
  • The awful scream never paused, it became still more awful, and as though it had reached the utmost limit of terror, suddenly it ceased.
    Part Seven (46% in)
  • He was miserably divided against himself, and strained all his spiritual forces to the utmost to escape from this condition.
    Part Eight (38% in)
  • And I was astonished that in spite of the utmost effort of thought along that road I could not discover the meaning of life, the meaning of my impulses and yearnings.
    Part Eight (57% in)
  • And with the utmost stretch of imagination he could not conceive the brutal creature he would have been himself, if he had not known what he was living for.
    Part Eight (59% in)

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