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Utmost, 1) being at the furthest point, extreme: “that u. corner of the west,” John II, 29. “here is my butt and very sea-mark of my u. sail,” Oth. V, 2, 268. Substantively: “that's the u. of his pilgrimage,” Meas. II, 1, 36.
2) being in the highest degree or quantity: “use our commission in his u. force,” John III, 3, 11. “six or seven thousand is their u. power,” R3 V, 3, 10. H8 III, 1, 174. Cor. III, 1, 326. Per. V, 1, 76 (Ff and later Qq uttermost). Substantively: “try him to the u.” H8 V, 3, 146. “though he perform to the u. of a man,” Cor. I, 1, 272. “that's the u. of your having,” V, 2, 61. “we have tried the u. of our friends,” Caes. IV, 3, 214.
3) most accurate, computed with absolute exactness; last: “when as thy love hath cast his u. sum,” Sonn. 49, 3. “how much your chain weighs to the u. carat,” Err. IV, 1, 28. “what they weigh, even to the u. scruple,” Ado V, 1, 93. “extend to you what further becomes his greatness, even to the u. syllable of your worthiness,” All's III, 6, 74. “the very list, the very u. bound of all our fortunes,” H4A IV, 1, 51. “that we now possessed the u. man of expectation,” H4B I, 3, 65. “he weighs time even to the u. grain,” H5 II, 4, 138. “given to captivity me and my u. hopes,” Oth. IV, 2, 51 (none excepted, Qq om.).
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