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  • adjective superlative form of mute: most mute.

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Examples

  • She and Pokier hardly talked this time: it was their mutest holiday together.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The towers of the island churches loomed faint and far away in the dimness; the sailors in the rigging of the ships that lay in the Basin, wrought like phantoms among the shrouds; the gondolas stole in and out of the opaque distance, more noiselessly and dreamily than ever; and a silence almost palpable, lay upon the mutest city in the world.

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • Thus she came to be pictured crowned with heron plumes, the symbol of silence -- the silence of the lonely marshes where the heron stands in mutest contemplation -- a tall, very stately, very queenly, wholly beautiful woman, with a bunch of keys at her girdle -- symbol of her protection of the Northern housewife -- sometimes clad in snow-white robes, sometimes in robes of sombre black.

    A Book of Myths

  • Lucretius that the King again repeated: there was a hidden destiny that tamed the shows of the great; and she was the mutest of that throng that upon white horses, all with little flags flying and horns blowing, cantered to see the yeomen shoot.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • The towers of the island churches loomed faint and far away in the dimness; the sailors in the rigging of the ships that lay in the Basin wrought like phantoms among the shrouds; the gondolas stole in and out of the opaque distance more noiselessly and dreamily than ever; and a silence, almost palpable, lay upon the mutest city in the world.

    Venetian Life

  • The towers of the island churches loomed faint and far away in the dimness; the sailors in the rigging of the ships that lay in the Basin wrought like phantoms among the shrouds; the gondolas stole in and out of the opaque distance more noiselessly and dreamily than ever; and a silence, almost palpable, lay upon the mutest city in the world.

    What Is Man? and Other Essays

  • He glanced his eye to the candle stand, and took his seat in the circle as mute as the mutest.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • God, who first mutest it, enable me to get the mastery of!

    Private Thoughts Upon Religion and a Christian Life; to which is Added the Necessity and Advantage of Frequent Communion. Volume I.

  • On these occasions my friend would listen to me with the mutest attention.

    Arthur Mervyn Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793

  • 730: That from my mutest Conscience, to my tongue,

    Cymbeline (1623 First Folio Edition)

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