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  • adj. superlative form of fearful: most fearful.

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Examples

  • Then were they fearfullest, who ere were boldest, and gan to flee exceeding quickly into the water, where wonders are enow!

    Roman de Brut. English

  • You'd never have seen me, and I a young woman, making whisper-talk with the like of him, and he the fearfullest old fellow you'd see any place walking the world.

    The Tinker's Wedding

  • But a moment later and poor Millicent got the fearfullest shock of her life, for right ahead, suddenly without a sound of warning, stark and huge with the moonlight on his great open mouth, appeared the Hound.

    The Torch and Other Tales

  • The Almighty God's made a fine match in the two of you, for if you went marrying a woman was the like of yourself you'd be having the fearfullest little children, I'm thinking, was ever seen in the world.

    The Well of the Saints: A Comedy in Three Acts

  • When at last my ablutions were completed, I was put into clean linen of the stiffest character, and in my tightest and fearfullest suit, I was then delivered over to Mr. Pumblechook, who said dramatically: "Boy, be forever grateful to all friends, but especially unto them which brought you up by hand!"

    Ten Boys from Dickens

  • It seemed as if the people were fled maliciously just in front, to leave him in this fearfullest of all solitudes.

    The Lions of the Lord A Tale of the Old West

  • This is the fearfullest difficulty for the dog driver on a snow plain without leading marks or objects in sight.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • When my ablutions were completed, I was put into clean linen of the stiffest character, like a young penitent into sackcloth, and was trussed up in my tightest and fearfullest suit.

    Great Expectations

  • (I may here remark that I suppose myself to be better acquainted than any living authority, with the ridgy effect of a wedding-ring, passing unsympathetically over the human countenance.) When my ablutions were completed, I was put into clean linen of the stiffest character, like a young penitent into sackcloth, and was trussed up in my tightest and fearfullest suit.

    Great Expectations

  • By and by you hear a cry that the horses have set off; and then everybody looks to see them coming, with all sorts of glasses and telescopes; and everybody is still, waiting and watching, until I suppose the horses get near enough for people to begin to judge how the race will turn out; and then begins the fearfullest uproar you ever heard, everybody betting and taking bets.

    The End of a Coil

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