Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of very: most very.

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Examples

  • George was the veriest of landlubbers, so I was forced to give over bailing and take the tiller.

    White and Yellow

  • They were constituted of such inferior clay that the veriest chicanery fooled them.

    Chapter V

  • Sail was being made, and being made slowly, as I might judge, who was only the veriest tyro in such matters.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • By this time it was patent to the veriest tyro that the elements were preparing to break loose.

    A LITTLE ACCOUNTWITH SWITHIN HALL

  • With all the trepidation of the veriest little amateur, I hoisted sail and got under way.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

  • But the questionis not merely being original — the veriest tyro knows that much — but now can you be for your own work? to force the publishers to pant for it?

    Jack London: On the Writer's Philosophy of Life

  • In simple taste and homely inclination this much-travelled map was more simple and homely than the veriest yokel.

    THE SEA FARMER

  • On this night, close-hauled, her big mainsail preposterously flattened down, her luffs pulsing emptily on the lift of each smooth swell, she was sliding an easy four knots through the water on the veriest whisper of a breeze.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • Ophir, the veriest of moose-pastures, whose low-grade dirt was valuable only because of its vastness.

    Chapter XIII

  • A man who intermingled nameless argot with polysyllabic and technical terms, he would seem sometimes the veriest criminal, in speech, face, expression, everything; at other times the cultured and polished gentleman, and again, the philosopher and scientist.

    Local Color

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