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[neth -er-mohst, -muh st] /ˈnɛð ərˌmoʊst, -məst/
lowest; farthest down:
the nethermost depths of the ocean.
Origin of nethermost
1250-1300; Middle English nethermast. See nether, -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the topmost hair of his shocky head to the nethermost sole of his tough little feet, Bootsey Biggs was a Boy.

  • The mercury in the tubes at the trader's store had sunk to the nethermost depths.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • The nethermost deck of the first machine jogged forward its flyboard with sllt the first batch of quirefolded papers.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • And why, I ask again, is Sweden at present shaken to its nethermost foundations?

    Master Olof August Strindberg
  • Jet-black figures whirled in and out of the murky cloud like demons on the brink of the nethermost pit.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • If she is indeed to be won from the nethermost Hell, then be mine the task!

  • They were almost under the arch; strong mellow light on one side, nethermost darkness on the other.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • In this new circle, the nethermost of fate, he turns to noble examples.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • The pillars rested on the nethermost rock-bottom, and the cross-beams rose to the Plain of High Heaven.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • It remains for the lover to sound the nethermost depths of humility.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for nethermost


farthest down; lowest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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