Utmost degree

  • 1 utmost degree of care — See utmost care …

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  • 2 utmost — I adjective extreme, furthest, greatest, highest, maximal, maximum, most, superlative, supreme associated concepts: utmost care II noun best, degree, extreme limit, extremity, farthest reach, furthest point, greatest amount, greatest degree,… …

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  • 3 Utmost — Ut most , a. [OE. utmeste, utemest, AS. ?temest, a superlative fr. ?te out. ????. See {Out}, and cf. {Aftermost}, {Outmost}, {Uttermost}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the …

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  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] We have tried the utmost of our friends. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 degree — de·gree n 1: a step in a direct line of descent or in the line of ascent to a common ancestor 2 a: a measure of the seriousness of a crime see also fifth degree, first degree, f …

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  • 6 utmost — [ut′mōst΄] adj. [ME utemest < OE utemest, ytemest, double superl. of ut, OUT] 1. situated at the farthest point or limit; most extreme or distant; farthest 2. of or to the greatest or highest degree, amount, number, etc.; greatest n. the most… …

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  • 7 utmost resistance — n. The highest degree of resistance a person is capable of, historically required of a victim of rape in order to charge the offender with rape. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …

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  • 8 utmost — /ut mohst / or, esp. Brit., / meuhst/, adj. 1. of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, or the like; greatest: of the utmost importance. 2. being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest: the utmost reef of the island. n. 3. Also,… …

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  • 9 utmost — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, alteration of utmest, from Old English ūtmest, superlative adjective, from ūt out, adverb more at out Date: before 12th century 1. situated at the farthest or most distant point ; extreme < the utmost point …

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  • 10 utmost — ut•most [[t]ˈʌtˌmoʊst[/t]] adj. 1) of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest: of the utmost importance[/ex] 2) being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest 3) the greatest degree or amount: providing the utmost in… …

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  • 11 utmost — /ˈʌtmoʊst / (say utmohst) adjective 1. of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, or the like; greatest: of the utmost importance. 2. being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest: the utmost boundary of the East. –noun Also, uttermost. 3 …

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  • 12 utmost — [[t]ʌ̱tmoʊst[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You can use utmost to emphasize the importance or seriousness of something or to emphasize the way that it is done. It is a matter of the utmost urgency to find out what has happened to these people...… …

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  • 13 utmost — adj. & n. furthest, extreme, or greatest (the utmost limits; showed the utmost reluctance). n. (prec. by the) the utmost point or degree etc. Phrases and idioms: do one s utmost do all that one can. Etymology: OE ut(e)mest (as OUT, MOST) …

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  • 14 degree — noun 1 measurement of angles VERB + DEGREE ▪ rotate, spin, turn ▪ I turned the wheel 90 degrees, PREPOSITION ▪ through … degrees ▪ …

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  • 15 utmost, the — ut|most, the [ ʌt,moust ] noun the greatest amount or degree possible: She was determined to make the utmost of every opportunity. do/try your utmost (to do something) to try as hard as possible: Dan was doing his utmost to be helpful …

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  • 16 utmost — [ˈʌtməʊst] adj I as much as possible We attach the utmost importance to public safety.[/ex] II noun [singular] utmost [ˈʌtməʊst] the greatest amount or degree possible • do/try your utmost (to do sth) to try as hard as possible[/ex] …

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  • 17 utmost — Synonyms and related words: acme, all, apex, apogee, at the height, at the limit, best, brow, cap, ceiling, climax, cloud nine, crest, crown, culmen, culmination, edge, end, extreme, extreme limit, extremity, far out, farthest, first class, first …

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  • 18 utmost — adj. Utmost is used with these nouns: ↑care, ↑caution, ↑courtesy, ↑degree, ↑delicacy, ↑discretion, ↑importance, ↑precision, ↑respect, ↑secrecy, ↑severity, ↑ …

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  • 19 utmost — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. most, greatest, farthest, furthest; last, final; total, unlimited, full, complete. See completion, superiority. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Greatest] Syn. ultimate, chief, entire, whole, full,… …

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  • 20 utmost care — The highest degree of care to be exercised in a particular situation, consistent with the nature of the undertaking and the circumstances of the case. Dodge v Boston & Bangor S.S. Co. 148 Mass 207, 19 NE 373. As applied to the care required of… …

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