inmost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inmost situated or occurring farthest within "the innermost chamber"
    • adj inmost being deepest within the self "one's innermost feelings"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inmost Deepest within; farthest from the surface or external part; innermost. "And pierce the inmost center of the earth.""The silent, slow, consuming fires,
      Which on my inmost vitals prey."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inmost Furthest within; remotest from the boundary, surface, or external part: as, the inmost recesses of a forest.
    • inmost Deepest; most interior or intimate; most real or vital.
    • n inmost The most interior part.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Inmost . See Innermost.
    • adjs Inmost (superl. of in), farthest in: most remote from the outward part
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. innemest, AS. innemest, a double superlative form fr. inne, within, fr. in, in. The modern form is due to confusion with most,. See In, and cf. Aftermost Foremost Innermost
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. in, comp. innera, superl. innemestinne-m-est—thus a double superlative.

Usage

In literature:

Canst thou read his inmost soul?
"The Poets and Poetry of Cecil County, Maryland" by Various
The flame of art burned white and clear in the inmost shrine of her being.
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
Rachel, indeed, owned to no such feeling, even in her inmost heart.
"The Shadow of the Rope" by E. W. Hornung
It's the real, inmost me, and the real, inmost him.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
His inmost nature had suddenly asserted itself.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
When I say 'we,' I mean our inmost spirits, the instinctive part, the mystery within that exists.
"The Human Machine" by E. Arnold Bennett
What woman would not be moved to the inmost depths by such words?
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
All that was passing in his inmost soul was communicated in that tight pressure.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
In the heart of the artist-poet there is an Inmost Self that sits over against the acting, breathing man and passes judgment on his every deed.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Persons in the inmost ring whispered that Denry Machin had at length been bested on this critically important day.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
In his attacks on Webster, Emerson trembles to his inmost fibre with antagonism.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
My most cherished and hidden feelings were drawn irresistibly forth from the inmost recesses of my bosom.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
Her inmost life rose in revolt.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
Fear not to share with me all thy inmost thoughts.
"The Lord of Dynevor" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Meanwhile a hand was laid upon Alfgar's shoulder, and a keen bright eye met his own, as if to read his inmost thoughts.
"Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
To sum up all in a word, Carlyle regarded evil as having penetrated into the inmost recesses of man's being.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
And you and I are to shrine one dear Guest, and one only, in the inmost recesses of our hearts.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
Coleridge had turned night into day in his hot zeal to follow the winding, dancing mystery of existence to its inmost recess.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Chill was the inmost chamber of his soul; no fire was kindled there.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
In our inmost thoughts we were full of doubts and fears.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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In poetry:

Perchance you are right. I know not
If a phantom it may be;
But yet, in my inmost heart, I feel
That it lives, and lives for me.
"My Castle" by Horatio Alger Jr
She spoke, and with a voice so keen,
It search'd his inmost soul,
And caus'd a storm of fearful spleen,
Thro' his dark brain to roll
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Here in my poor heart's inmost shrine,
That I may evermore be Thine.
"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" by Martin Luther
He took me to the grand old hills
That bare their foreheads to the sky;
We wandered by the singing rills
And felt their inmost melody.
"Grasmere" by Alexander Anderson
And 'tis the unloving and least wise
Who through life's inmost precincts press,
And with unsympathetic eyes
Outrage our sacred loneliness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
And doubt we yet? Thou call'st again;
A lower still, a sweeter strain;
A voice from Mercy's inmost shrine,
This very breath of Love divine.
"Holy Communion" by John Keble

In news:

More inward than my inmost self.
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In science:

An n-fold integral can be considered as a finite repetition of double-iterated integrals and Theorem 7 can be applied from the inmost integration to the outer one as many as needed.
Basics of Volterra integral equations on time scales
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