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.

Six or seven thousand is their utmost power. Shak.

 

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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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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