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innermost

[in-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈɪn ərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
adjective
1.
farthest inward; inmost.
2.
most intimate or secret:
one's innermost beliefs.
noun
3.
the innermost part.
Origin of innermost
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see inner, -most
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  • In her innermost heart she knew that she had not been mistaken.

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • "How you probe the innermost secrets of one's heart, Dubravnik," she smiled at me.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • He would penetrate into some innermost recess of your conscience and kindle a spark where all had been darkness.

  • But that gold watch he sought was the innermost life of the fish.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • "The Dweller in the innermost" is not the transcendental self known to a few rare souls, but is merely conscience, known to all.

    Watts (1817-1904) William Loftus Hare
British Dictionary definitions for innermost

innermost

/ˈɪnəˌməʊst/
adjective
1.
being or located furthest within; central
2.
intimate; private: innermost beliefs
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Word Origin and History for innermost
adj.

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

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