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used in The Sound and the Fury

2 uses
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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
  • Beside ita weathered church lifted its crazy steeple like a painted church, and the whole scene was asflat and without perspective as a painted cardboard set upon the ultimate edge of the flat earth, against the windy sunlight of space and Apriland a midmorningfilled with bells.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (48% in)
  • ...examination of allits phases,and I feel no hesitancyintelling you thatit is that sort of golden chance that comesbut once in a lifetime, and I now see clearly before me that goal toward which I have long and unflaggingly striven:i. e.,the ultimate solidification of my affairs by which I may restore to its rightful position that family of which I have the honor to be the sole remaining male descendant; that family in which I have ever included your lady mother and her children.
    3 — April 6, 1928 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "ultimate" in The Sound and the Fury.

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