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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Six  or  seven  thousand  is  their  utmost  power.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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  greatestest  possible  degree;  "he  tried  his  utmost"  [syn: 
  {uttermost},  {maximum},  {level  best}] 




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