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[in-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈɪnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
situated farthest within:
the inmost recesses of the forest.
most intimate or secret:
one's inmost thoughts.
Origin of inmost
before 900; Middle English (see in-1, -most); replacing inmest, Old English innemest, equivalent to inne- within + -mest -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For over a year they both religiously guarded their secret, buried like a treasure in the inmost recesses of their hearts.

    File No. 113 Emile Gaboriau
  • Miss Bartram's inmost life, as a woman, was no longer the same.

  • In his inmost heart Frank was glad that she should be jealous, and he watched her out of the corner of his eye.

    A Duet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Better than the trenches," said Holmes, penetrating to my inmost thought.

  • Whoever was able to know Rolland's inmost essence, acquired, as in the ancient saga, new energy for the wrestle with brute force.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • She knew he was watching her face as if looking into the inmost recesses of her soul.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • I have thus been horrified at times to see how little of my inmost self is more than hinted at in my writings.

    Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Brandes
  • Chill was the inmost chamber of his soul; no fire was kindled there.

  • Barnes, looking around quickly to see who had read his inmost thoughts, met the firm glance of his antagonist.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • I'll confide the inmost secrets of my being to you if you'll stop jawing.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
British Dictionary definitions for inmost


another word for innermost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inmost

Old English innemest; see in + -most.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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