American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Farthest to the rear; last.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furthest at the back or rear; backmost; hindermost: a superlative of hind.
- adj. located farthest to the rear
“To inspect a lobster's limbs, we lay it on its back (as Aristotle did), and see the legs overlapping, each hinder one above the one before; the hindmost is the first we see, and the one we must first lift up to inspect the others.”
The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield
“But I say to you: Each for all, and the hindmost is your charge.”
“Behind them at a distance of several rods came two others, holding precisely the same relative positions, while the rest were strung along over the prairie, until it looked as if the hindmost was a third of a mile distant.”
“Those at the receiving end viz the powerless, the hindmost are the ones the devil takes.”
“For who are the weakest, the "hindmost," but the babies!”
“Of what use, however, is a general certainty that an insect will not walk with his head hindmost, when what you need to know is the play of inward stimulus that sends him hither and thither in a network of possible paths?”
“LAISSEZ-FAIRE, the let-alone policy of each for himself and devil take the hindmost.”
“This is the key-note to LAISSEZ FAIRE, -- everybody for himself and devil take the hindmost.”
“Like Dick would say, “The devil take the hindmost.””
“If government were seen acting in advance to protect its own claims in a bank failure, and devil take the hindmost, it would have a powerful effect on the thinking of the hindmost.”
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Tip of the hat to Stephen, who always tells me "only one more switchback" as we go up the trail. Usually it is a lie, but it still works!
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