Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of correct.
  • adj. superlative form of correct: most correct.

Etymologies

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correct +‎ -est

Examples

  • I wish you would use yourself to translate, every day, only three or four lines, from any book, in any language, into the correctest and most elegant English that you can think of; you cannot imagine how it will insensibly form your style, and give you an habitual elegance; it would not take you up a quarter of an hour in a day.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • For what will the most violent man do to thee, if thou continuest to be of a kind disposition towards him, and if, as opportunity offers, thou gently admonishest him and calmly correctest his errors at the very time when he is trying to do thee harm, saying, Not so, my child: we are constituted by nature for something else: I shall certainly not be injured, but thou art injuring thyself, my child. —

    The Meditations

  • The involuntariness of the figures and similes is the most remarkable thing; one loses all perception of what constitutes the figure and what constitutes the simile; everything seems to present itself as the readiest, the correctest and the simplest means of expression.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • "Paine's Hill has every mark of creative genius, and Hagley of correctest fancy; but the most intimate _alliance with nature_ was formed by Shenstone."

    On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, with Biographical Notices of Them, 2nd edition, with considerable additions

  • I believe the course which I wish to take was taken on a similar occasion by a man who united the soundest and correctest judgment with the brightest imagination -- I mean Lord Erskine -- he --

    A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father

  • 'Oh, King of Wings and Lord of Lords, who alone rulest always in eternity, and who correctest all our wanderings, giver of melody to the choir of angels, listen Thou a little to our bitter grief, and come and rule us, oh Thou highest King, with Thy love which is so sweet.'

    Knights of Art; stories of the Italian painters

  • He also wondered what possessed her to wear that hat; every other well-dressed girl had a variation of the style that year, it was the correctest of the correct for fashion, but he did not take note of that.

    The Good Comrade

  • I have not a moment's hesitation in fixing on Mr. Frere as the man of the correctest and most genial taste among all our contemporaries whom I have ever met with, personally or in their works.

    A Publisher and His Friends

  • For what will the most violent man do to thee, if thou continuest to be of a kind disposition towards him, and if, as opportunity offers, thou gently admonishest him and calmly correctest his errors at the very time when he is trying to do thee harm, saying, Not so, my child: we are constituted by nature for something else: I shall certainly not be injured, but thou art injuring thyself, my child.

    XI

  • I had in it blanks of all sorts, the correctest that ever appear’d among us, being assisted in that by my friend Breintnal.

    Paras. 101-150

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