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  • adj. superlative form of intense: most intense.


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  • What is real to him is the underlying consciousness which according to his view is permanent: the "intensest" self described in

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • In the bottom of the canyon lay a wandering sheet of water of intensest blue.


  • Consequently there is one male in all the world whose organism is most nearly the complement of hers; one male for whom she will feel the greatest, intensest, and most vital need; one male who of all males is the fittest, organically, to be the father of her children.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • "Goin 'up, goin' up," Billy chortled, as they drove on through the winding hills past another lake of intensest blue.


  • I did what I knew she liked, and as ever my own intensest pleasure came in pleasing her.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • If the The Slaves of Solitude (1947) is arguably Hamilton's most formally and emotionally satisfying novel, it's partly because its setting ( "intense war, intense winter, and intensest black-out in the month of December") enables him to give a deeper sense of a claustrophobic milieu, and partly because its heroine, Miss Roach, is the most sympathetic, resourceful, and complex of Hamilton's creations.

    Giddy & Malevolent

  • Martial, however, was one of those men who are capable of reckoning on the future in the midst of their intensest enjoyment; he had already learned to judge the world, and hid his ambition under the fatuity of a lady-killer, cloaking his talent under the commonplace of mediocrity as soon as he observed the rapid advancement of those men who gave the master little umbrage.

    Domestic Peace

  • The old man, intoxicated with superhuman enjoyment, and believing himself happy, had just received a cold shower-bath on his passion at the moment when it had risen to the intensest white heat.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • “Balzac” with intensest pleasure, and I am looking forward to more Shakespeare — you will of course put all your

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • ‘My darling has been tempted to buy a share by that unbeliever Owlett,’ groaned the minister, his honest affection for Lizzy having quickened to its intensest point during these moments of risk to her person and name.

    Wessex Tales


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