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  • adj. superlative form of extream: most extream.

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Examples

  • Governante, committed her into the Hands of Justice, upon which her Process was made, and she confess'd the whole Fact, succinctly, just as as the young Gentlewoman had told the Capuchins; so she had the Reward of her Sorcery, at a Stake where she was burnt alive; and is upon record, a miserable Example, of the extreamest Wickedness.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Thunis, where he was imprisoned, and lived in extreamest misery.

    The Decameron

  • We have had for a Fortnight or Three Weeks a Succession of Hot Weather, attended with an unusual Fog, that has been worse for me to bear than were ever the extreamest heats of

    Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 13 July 1783

  • At the Expence of a little of this my Children might perhaps ride at their Ease through Life, but dearly as I love them they shall live in the service of their Country, in her Navy, her Army, or even out of either in the extreamest Degree of Poverty before I will depart in the smallest Iota from my Sentiments of Honour and Delicacy, for I, even I, have sentiments of

    Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 2 December 1781

  • _ Of being serviceable to the fair Virgin Bride in her extreamest need, after her being so unkindly left, nay, on her Wedding Day, by an ungrateful Husband, in doing her those neglected Duties, her Youth and

    The City Bride (1696) Or The Merry Cuckold

  • Fire, and both of them exposing their Lives to the extreamest hazard of doubtful War; both of them such Soldiers as is expressed by the Poet.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

  • Others argued it, because it was in its extreamest violence in Westminster and the parish of St Giles and St Andrew, &c., and began to abate again before it came among them - which was true indeed, in part.

    A Journal Of The Plague Year

  • Spirits walk as freely exempt from the affection of time, place, and motion, as beyond the extreamest circumference.

    Religio Medici

  • Now for that immaterial world, methinks we need not wander so far as beyond the first moveable; 14 for even in this material Fabrick the Spirits walk as freely exempt from the affection of time, place, and motion, as beyond the extreamest circumference.

    Paras 36-70

  • But when a Person satyriz'd is us'd with the extreamest Rigour, he may sometimes meet with Compassion instead of Contempt, and throw back the Odium that was designed for him, upon the Author.

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume I

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