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ultimate
used in The Fountainhead

6 uses
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Definition
most extreme as in final, best, worst, most important, or most fundamental
The exact meaning of ultimate depends upon its context. For example:
  • "the ultimate decision-maker" — the final
  • "the ultimate car" — the best
  • "the ultimate insult" — the worst
  • "the ultimate source" — original or most fundamental
  • "the ultimate sacrifice" — most extreme
  • Self-sacrifice, we drool, is the ultimate virtue.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (48% in)
  • Why hasn't anyone ever said that this is the ultimate horror?
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • She had seen people of wealth, stiff and awed before that which represented their ultimate goal.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (43% in)
  • So after centuries of being pounded with the doctrine that altruism is the ultimate ideal, men have accepted it in the only way it could be accepted.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (85% in)
  • Built upon ten thousand years in which men had been taught that charity and self-sacrifice are an absolute not to be questioned, the touchstone of virtue, the ultimate ideal.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (34% in)
  • In the person of Howard Roark, we must crush the forces of selfishness and antisocial individualism—the curse of our modern world—here shown to us in ultimate consequences.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "ultimate" in The Fountainhead.

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