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ultimate
used in Lucky by Sebold

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
  • In the phone call in which my mother told me how the decision had ultimately been made, I stayed quiet.
    Chapter Eleven (6% in)
  • So we took Route 30, then snaked along various secondary roads toward our ultimate goal of U-Penn.
    Chapter Four (17% in)
  • Ultimately, Don Quixote had a hard time loving chaste and pure from afar.
    Chapter Five (99% in)

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