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Definitions of greatest

  1. highest in quality
  2. most of; " spoke for the greatest part of an hour"
  3. not to be surpassed; " his top effort"
  4. greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; " our greatest statesmen"; " the country's leading poet"; " a preeminent archeologist"
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Usage examples for greatest

  1. He had no idea he would be refused, for was he not considered the greatest catch in the county? – Raiding with Morgan by Byron A. Dunn
  2. Now, Mr. Lodloe, I have before me the greatest chance of my life. – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton
  3. Such a secret would be of the greatest value to us all. – Bill the Minder by W. Heath Robinson
  4. Plantagenet talks about the great loss; I know which would be the greatest loss, and so do you. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. So far I must say that what I have seen has had the greatest effect in making me curious for the rest. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  6. He took the greatest care of them, as in fact of his whole person, without foppishness, however. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  7. " That is the greatest trouble. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  8. Yet it does not follow that they who have the greatest knowledge and command of words, have all they could desire in this respect. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. Faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  10. The greatest you could do me just at this time! – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  11. " I'll take the greatest care of it, sir," was the reply. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  12. It was the greatest blow I have ever had in my life. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  13. The places of greatest emphasis are usually at the beginning and at the end of the paragraph. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  14. It was only a few months ago, but I believe- indeed I know- it would have been the greatest mistake I could possibly have made. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  15. The very greatest were glad of my playing, and were proud to know me. – Three Plays by Padraic Colum
  16. Five was the greatest number of eggs that I found in any one nest." – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  17. They say there is a fight where the greatest number of our men are, and the enemy have gathered also by the river, where our second force is stationed. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  18. The boy's brother is one of my greatest friends. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. I am sure she and Godmamma would be the greatest friends if they could meet. – The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn
  20. Certainly I will be present, with the greatest- no, not the greatest pleasure. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
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