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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Highest.

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  • -- The most elevated title in the Peerage, and belonging to the upperest part of the Upper House, is "Lord MOUNTGARRET."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, September 17, 1892

  • He said to the eldest and upperest servant in all his house: I charge and conjure thee by the name of God of heaven and of earth that thou suffer not my son Isaac to take no wife of the daughters of Canaan amongst whom I dwell, but go into the country where my kindred is, and take of them a wife to my son.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • He took a ring from his hand and gave it into his hand, and clad him with a double stole furred with bise; and a golden collar he put about his neck, and made him to ascend upon his chair; the second trumpet crying that all men should kneel tofore him, and that they should know him upperest provost of all the land of Egypt.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Then the eldest and the upperest among the Hebrews went to Moses and Aaron and said: What have ye done? ye have so done that ye have made our odour to stink in the sight of Pharaoh, and have encouraged him to slay us.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Then the upperest of the children of Israel came to

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Thou shalt be upperest of my house, and to the commandment of thy mouth all people shall obey.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • This blessed S. Clare was a good mistress and true for to inform young people that knew but little of religion, and she was president and upperest of the maidens of our Lord, and informed them in good customs and taught them right well to do penance.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • With this voice and rebuke she went up in the upperest cubicle of the house.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Raphael the angel took the devil and bound him in the upperest desert of

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Then said Samuel to Saul: Rememberest thou not that whereas thou wert least among the tribes of Israel thou wert made upperest?

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

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