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ultimate
used in Black Like Me

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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
  • Up until that time black thinking had been focused on the dream of an integrated society as the ultimate solution to discrimination and racial injustice.
  • It is an ultimately tragic act wherein the hopeless seek hope.
  • Really sincere and informed whites were thanked for what they had done and advised to go and work in their own communities, to combat the racism there which could ultimately be as oppressive to nonracist whites as to blacks.

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