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[in-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈɪn ərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
farthest inward; inmost.
most intimate or secret:
one's innermost beliefs.
the innermost part.
Origin of innermost
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English; see inner, -most Unabridged
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  • Belief is the final commitment of our innermost feelings to absolute truth.
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  • Perhaps the biggest surprise is how the innermost layers revolve-especially when compared with the sun's peculiar outer rotation.
  • These studies have already turned up a new, unexpected belt tucked between the innermost ring and the planet's cloud tops.
  • It reveals the innermost details of one particular brain's unique folds and neuronal textures.
  • There was a time when you, and the causes for which you stood, were present in our innermost thoughts.
  • Mankind has borne him and raised him and he is the direct, unfeigned expression of mankind's innermost, deepest-hidden urges.
  • Peering into life's innermost workings serves only to deepen the mystery.
British Dictionary definitions for innermost


being or located furthest within; central
intimate; private: innermost beliefs
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Word Origin and History for innermost

mid-14c., from inner + -most. Innermore also existed in Middle English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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