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used in The Princess Bride

4 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
  • For Inigo, bats were never the ultimate nightmare.
    p. 299.4
  • HE WAS RINGING down the curtain on an orangutan when the business of the King's health made its ultimate intrusion.
    p. 76.3
  • Inigo grabbed the giant and the words began pouring out: "Fezzik—Fezzik—that is the sound of Ultimate Suffering—I know that sound—that was the sound in my heart when Count Rugen slaughtered my father and I saw him fall—the man in black makes it now— "You think that's him?"
    p. 285.1
  • Who else has cause for Ultimate Suffering this celebration night?
    p. 285.3

There are no more uses of "ultimate" in The Princess Bride.

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