furthest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj furthest (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"
    • adv furthest to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense) "see who could jump the farthest","chose the farthest seat from the door","he swam the furthest"
    • adv furthest to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense) "went the furthest of all the children in her education","furthest removed from reality","she goes farthest in helping us"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The furthest point from any ocean would be in China.
    • adv Furthest At the greatest distance; farthest.
    • a Furthest superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See Further a.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • furthest Superlative of far.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Furthest at the greatest distance
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Quotations

  • Matthew Prior
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    “Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. furðor, a comp. of fore, with comp. suff.

Usage

In literature:

She laid Joy down in a corner of the ravine the furthest removed from the fire; she could not have carried her another inch.
"Gypsy's Cousin Joy" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Cape Non, or Cape Bojador, was still the European Furthest on the African coast.
"Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D." by C. Raymond Beazley
The furthest irrigator, merely a speck in the distance, exchanged shovel for rifle and crossed to the fence.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
A pile of papers and magazines stands as high as a table in the corner furthest from the door.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
In a fortnight at furthest, Cary foresaw that a crisis must come.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
This is the furthest inland of the stations of the Inland Mission in China.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
They expend money where it will go furthest.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
Tidore was the furthest of the Portuguese settlements, and the ship, having now made her round, was to return direct to Goa.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
During night enemy counter-attacked furthest trenches gained but was repulsed with heavy loss.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
At the end of the street furthest from the College is the City Hall.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
In a few years at furthest, George Vavasor must be Vavasor of Vavasor.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Here, the West has advanced furthest east, the East furthest west.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
A light bridge in the distant wood, that bounded the furthest lawn, indicated that a stream was at hand.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Their lines were furthest from the military.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
I was aiming for the left-hand door because it was furthest from my wife.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
I should think in ten days or two weeks at the furthest.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
It was the place in the world where he felt furthest away from his constituents.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
Both attacks were to be preceded by a bombardment, and in each case three lines of trenches were to be captured and the furthest line held.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
I said, 'Your majesty hath here the original, for I perceived him at the furthest part of the chamber, speaking with secretary Cecil.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
We shall go out of dock to-morrow, or the next day at furthest.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Beyond the furthest of the saffron shallows
I lost them in the larches' rainy green,
And only saw the stretches of marsh-mallows
Where they had been.
"The Ancient Gods" by Mary Webb
Yet have I ever found, when thus I strove
To mould my life upon the common plan,
That I was furthest from all truth and love,
And least a living man.
"The Solitary" by Robert Fuller Murray
Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet—
all this universe, to the furthest stars
all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.
"Buddha in Glory" by Rainer Maria Rilke
HOW can I utter what my soul would tell
When thou art far
Or, speaking, tell what are
Thy subtle strange sweet charms whose magic spell
Lifts up my life beyond the furthest star?
"With Flowers" by E J Rupert Atkinson
And there against the furthest wall,
Where the black shade was dense and deep,
He found a mean and meager stall,
But there when the weak light did fall,
He found a little lad asleep.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott
When my Heavens were turned to blood,
When the dark had filled my day,
Furthest, but most faithful, stood
That lone Star I cast away.
I had loved myself, and I
Have not lived and dare not die!
"The Penalty" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The most interesting places to visit are often those furthest from the beaten path.
Like most people, we assumed that when Led Zeppelin showed up for a 'Late Show with David Letterman' interview last night (Dec. 3), John Paul Jones would sit quietly in the furthest chair as Robert Plant did most of the talking.
Granola was probably the furthest thing from their minds when the co-founders of Norwalk, CT-based Bear Naked met in middle school.
I wrote a print piece appearing in The Grand Rapids Press today about stretching your home theater budget the furthest.
Monarchs made it to Edmonton this year, which is the furthest North West they've been in recorded history.
What's the furthest in advance you've ever bought a ticket.
When you're on your daily commute, courtesy may be the furthest thing from your mind.
Breeders' Cup Mile winner Furthest Land Order This Photo.
"In terms of the cosmetic giants, Johnson & Johnson is going the furthest of any of them in removing chemicals of concern.".
The furthest ever for a solo explorer.
It's about the fun challenge of slinging a two to three pound pumpkin through the air the furthest.
Today is the Summer Solstice , the day when the sun's rays reach the furthest north and the sun shines its longest throughout the northern hemisphere.
The furthest thing from my mind was to offend anyone or to tarnish the event in any way.
You've just seen the furthest edge of the known universe.
Third you measure the distance and the furthest wins.
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In science:

Yet another iteration finally gives a matrix whose furthest off-diagonal entry is {O1}.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
Indeed consider k × k blocks with the furthest nonzero off-diagonal entry being in the n-th column.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
This information takes the form of over/under passes, indicated by a break in the curve in a neighborhood of the point in the preimage which is furthest from the pro jection plane.
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Knots, Part I
If we pro ject this geodesic to the (ρ, θ, φ, ϕ) space we can easily see that the point furthest away from the origin will be at (ρ, θ) = (2ρg , 2θg ).
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
The trend is in part due to selection effects, i.e., we are only detecting the IR brightest ob jects at the furthest distances, and those ob jects should also be bright in the optical and NIR, thus presenting large stellar masses.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
It follows that p must be the furthest point on the ray vw such that the line segment vp is contained within Γ, or similarly for ray wp.
The DNA Inequality in Non-Convex Regions
In PY TH IA 8, the 3-jet rate (the set of curves furthest to the right) is matched to the tree-level 3-parton matrix element, whereas the GGG and AR IADN E antenna functions in V INC IA reproduce it by construction.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
The background galaxies are located in the furthest bin – z = 1.2 for DES, z = 2.0 for a Stage-IV survey.
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
The integers in each block are consecutive, each consecutive pair of large blocks is separated by a small block and the block furthest to the left is a large block.
Strong approximations of level exceedences related to multiple hypothesis testing
The highest velocity material has travelled the furthest and there is little change in the velocities and geometry during the further evolution of the envelope.
Do novae have optically thick winds during outburst with large deviations from spherical symmetry?
This source shows up as an isolated feature away from Fourier component index zero, because this source lies furthest away from the phase centre.
Post-correlation filtering techniques for off-axis source and RFI removal
QCD lie furthest away from the regions accessible to perturbation theory.
Geometry of Multihadron Production
As we’ll discuss, this is the furthest one can go in the expansion without more information about interactions than just the scattering length.
T_c for trapped dilute Bose gases: a second-order result
However, the two methods treat the infrared tail in a different way: the agreement to leading order implies that the relevant contribution to the correlator hϕ2i - and to the EMT - comes from intermediate modes, and not from the furthest infrared modes.
Energy-Momentum Tensor of Field Fluctuations in Massive Chaotic Inflation
Charge-transfer-inefficiency refers to the loss of charge during CCD readout for pixels furthest away from the readout node, leading to a low estimate for the event energy.
Discovery of Soft X-Ray Emission from Io, Europa and the Io Plasma Torus
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