Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb At the point of death.
  • adverb In grave or extreme circumstances.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In extremity.

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  • phrase At the point of death.
  • phrase In desperate circumstances.

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  • adverb at the point of death

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin in extrēmīs : in, in + extrēmīs, ablative pl. of extrēmus, extreme.]

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From Latin.

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  • At the point of death. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008