Definitions of longest

  1. Superl. deg. of long; of the greatest extent.

Usage examples for longest

  1. " We'll hit the Landing in two hours, at the longest, Miss Janice," declared Nelson Haley. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  2. The grass will be damp, and this is the longest way. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. Longest knife throw there ever was." – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  4. As concerned himself he wrote to his nephew, " If Mrs. Washington should survive me, there is a moral certainty of my dying without issue: and should I be the longest liver, the matter in my opinion, is hardly less certain; for while I retain the faculty of reasoning, I shall never marry a girl; and it is not probable that I should have children by a woman of an age suitable to my own, should I be disposed to enter into a second marriage." – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. She lived the longest, she had gone through everything. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  6. He been follerin' atter we- all fer de longest. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  7. The things learned in childhood remain the longest on the memory. – The Lake Gun by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. 62. How many syllables are found in the longest? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. This was asked as if Sam might be well acquainted with the longest road himself. – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  10. Aunt Deborah was evidently greatly pleased that the little girls had wished to go a little way with her on her journey home, and Mrs. Pernell smiled and nodded her consent, thinking that Ruth would be safely back in an hour at the longest, and waving her good- byes as Farmer Withal climbed to his seat and the brown horse trotted off, closely followed by Fluff. – A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia by Alice Turner Curtis
  11. At its longest life is too short for love. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  12. So ended the longest and by far the severest battle in which Buonaparte had as yet been engaged. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  13. The Caingwas are under the average height, but use the longest bows and arrows I have ever seen. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  14. This is on the whole the longest line possible in English. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  15. I thought about it last night, so I couldn't go to sleep for the longest while! – Little Prudy's Sister Susy by Sophie May
  16. Those who had known him longest had the least notion; but it may be added that no one knew him well. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  17. In those countries where the capitalist system is the oldest, the workers have suffered the longest. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  18. He claimed he'd been savin' up his appetite and his money for nearly three years so's he could see which would last the longest in a finish fight. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon