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ultimate
used in Allegiant

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
  • They say that if the sacrifice is the ultimate way for that person to show you that they love you, you should let them do it.
    p. 412.8
  • "Ultimately, it was you who helped Tris and got that video released," she says.
    p. 18.8
  • There had been studies that indicated that violent tendencies could be partially traced to a person's genes—a gene called 'the murder gene' was the first of these, but there were quite a few more, genetic predispositions toward cowardice, dishonesty, low intelligence—all the qualities, in other words, that ultimately contribute to a broken society."
    p. 121.3
  • I think of my father, a born Erudite, not Divergent; a man who could not help but be smart. choosing Abnegation, engaging in a lifelong struggle against his own nature, and ultimately fulfilling it.
    p. 127.9
  • It might stop the bleeding for a while, but ultimately the wound will still be there.
    p. 348.2
  • I cross the room and retrieve our guns from the counter, but itching at the back of my mind is what Tobias said yesterday—that the Abnegation say you should only let someone sacrifice himself for you if it's the ultimate way for them to show they love you.
    p. 448.7

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