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ultimate
used in The Screwtape Letters

3 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
  • But you must remember that he takes Time for an ultimate reality.
    Chapter 27 (41% in)
  • He knew he'd had a narrow escape and in later years was fond of talking about "that inarticulate sense for actuality which is our ultimate safeguard against the aberrations of mere logic".
    Chapter 1 (78% in)
  • If any present self-indulgence on your part leads to the ultimate loss of the prey, you will be left eternally thirsting for that draught of which you are now so much enjoying your first sip.
    Chapter 5 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "ultimate" in The Screwtape Letters.

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