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  • adj. superlative form of ready: most ready.


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  • Here 'readiest' logically belongs to the predicate.

    Milton's Comus

  • Ability in the global tongue is arguably the readiest means for Inuit-speakers to enter the most effective possible conversation—necessarily one of global scope—affecting their local, high-latitude fates.

    The English Is Coming!

  • When the demand exceeds the artificially scarce supply, the decision is usually made to choose the most advanced children, the "smartest," the readiest.

    Alfie Kohn: 'Ready to Learn' Equals Easier to Educate

  • Of an evening when they gathered together his joke was always the readiest, his conversation the brightest, and his song the best.


  • Foreign aid is, after narcotics, the readiest source of income in Afghanistan.

    Obama’s Vietnam

  • If you ask people why they give, the readiest answers offer clues to the mystery.

    Deepak Chopra: The Joy of Giving

  • Bearing branches of yew in their hands, as the readiest substitute for palm boughs, they marched respectively to the Dominican and Carthusian convents, to hear High Mass, and, by a show at least of devotion, to prepare themselves for the bloody strife of the day.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • There were even curraghs, composed of ox hides stretched over hoops of willow, in the manner of the ancient British, and some committed themselves to rafts formed for the occasion, from the readiest materials that occurred, and united in such a precarious manner as to render it probable that, before the accomplishment of the voyage, some of the clansmen of the deceased might be sent to attend their chieftain in the world of spirits.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • But when he heard his daughter recommend, as the readiest road to this pacific state of mind, that her lover should renounce the gainful trade in which he was held unrivalled, and which, from the constant private differences and public wars of the time, was sure to afford him a large income, he could withhold his wrath no longer.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The readiest explanation for this neglect is that McCarthy's vision is simply too dark for most people.

    Literary Lion In The Desert


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