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[top-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈtɒpˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
highest; uppermost.
Origin of topmost
1690-1700; top1 + -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rochester's best love-poetry reaches the topmost pinnacle of achievement in that kind.

    Milton Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
  • There were no signs of life, only the vultures in the topmost branches of the trees.

  • Windybank ventured to peep through the topmost lattice and scan the groups of excited gossips.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • He unlocked the topmost partition, and revealed a number of small drawers.

    The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • An agile boy, armed with a lantern, climbed each tree, and explored even the topmost branches.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1 Emile Gaboriau
  • The shoulders of Orion rose behind them over the topmost boughs of the elm.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • Cautiously Mr. Masterson picked up his charge and placed him upon the topmost step.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • She folded her arms on the topmost bar of the iron gate and stood there.

British Dictionary definitions for topmost


highest; at or nearest the top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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