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Utmost Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    utmost adj
  1. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress" [syn: extreme, utmost(a), uttermost(a)]
  2. highest in extent or degree; "to the last measure of human endurance"; "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually" [syn: last]
  3. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the peninsula" [syn: farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, uttermost] n : the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost" [syn: uttermost, maximum, level best]
Utmost Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Utmost \Ut"most`\, n. The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost. We have tried the utmost of our friends. --Shak.
Utmost Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Utmost \Ut"most`\, a. [OE. utmeste, utemest, AS. ?temest, a superlative fr. ?te out. ????. See Out, and cf. Aftermost, Outmost, Uttermost.]
  1. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge. --Spenser. We coasted within two leagues of Antibes, which is the utmost town in France. --Evelyn. Betwixt two thieves I spend my utmost breath. --Herbert.
  2. Being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness. He shall answer . . . to his utmost peril. --Shak.

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  • HMS Utmost (N19): HMS Utmost was a British U class submarine , of the second group of that class, built by Vickers Armstrong , Barrow-in-Furness . ...
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* My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity. - George Bernard Shaw

* If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has. - Confucius

* In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God. - James Agee

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