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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extremity  \Ex*trem"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Extremities}(?).  [L. 
  extremitas:  cf  F.  extr['e]mit['e].] 
  1.  The  extreme  part  the  utmost  limit;  the  farthest  or 
  remotest  point  or  part  as  the  extremities  of  a  country. 
 
  They  sent  fleets  .  .  .  to  the  extremities  of 
  Ethiopia.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  locomotive  appendages  of  an  animal;  a 
  limb;  a  leg  or  an  arm  of  man. 
 
  3.  The  utmost  point;  highest  degree;  most  aggravated  or 
  intense  form  ``The  extremity  of  bodily  pain.''  --Ray. 
 
  4.  The  highest  degree  of  inconvenience,  pain,  or  suffering; 
  greatest  need  or  peril;  extreme  need  necessity. 
 
  Divers  evils  and  extremities  that  follow  upon  such  a 
  compulsion  shall  here  be  set  in  view.  --Milton. 
 
  Upon  mere  extremity  he  summoned  this  last 
  Parliament.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Verge;  border;  extreme;  end  termination. 




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