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Postby eberntson » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:06 am

Word beginning with "UT" are not that common, and here it is a contraction of "out". In this age of rhetoric and dogma on the new I'm surprised it doesn't get more use.

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌtməʊst/

most extreme; greatest: a matter of the utmost importance

(the utmost)

the greatest or most extreme extent or amount: a plot that stretches credulity to the utmost


do one's utmost
do the most that one is able: Dan was doing his utmost to be helpful


Old English ūt(e)mest 'outermost' (see out, -most)

(SRC: OED Compact)
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns

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Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:51 am

"My Utmost for His Highest", by Oswald Chambers, is perhaps the best known Christian devotional book. Devotional books are not my standard fare, but this title has a noble ring to it.
It is dark at night, but the Sun will come up and then we can see.

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