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fur·​thest | \ ˈfər-t͟həst How to pronounce furthest (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Real-world data from those countries furthest advanced in their immunization programs will help to clear up some of the uncertainties. Cormac Sheridan, Scientific American, 30 Apr. 2021 Students who attend schools serving primarily Black or Latino students or those located in lower-income ZIP codes are falling furthest behind on grade-level academic standards. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Apr. 2021 Among blue states, Nevada lags furthest behind the U.S. at less than 44%, followed by Oregon and Michigan at 45% each. Russ Bynum, chicagotribune.com, 14 Apr. 2021 Scientists view Florida — the state furthest along in lifting restrictions, reopening society and welcoming tourists — as a bellwether for the nation. Apoorva Mandavilli New York Times, Star Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 The Bayview, for instance, has one of the lowest median household incomes in the city, at just over $65,000, yet is one of the neighborhoods furthest ahead in vaccinating residents beyond the high-priority baseline. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2021 In letters issued Wednesday to Arkansas and New Hampshire, the two states that had moved furthest along in imposing this stupid and useless policy, Acting Medicaid Administrator Elizabeth Richter wrote that her office had finished its reviews. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 Trump has seemed to heed Nygren's advice, campaigning since August in Oshkosh, a hub of the southern Fox Valley, and in September outside Wausau, the media market reaching furthest into northern Wisconsin. Thomas Beaumont, Star Tribune, 8 Oct. 2020 Eviation Aircraft is one of the startups furthest down this runway. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, 13 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of furthest

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Furthest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furthest. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of furthest

: to or at the greatest distance in space or time
: to the most advanced point
: by the greatest degree or extent


adverb or adjective
fur·​thest | \ ˈfər-t͟həst How to pronounce furthest (audio) \

Kids Definition of furthest

: farthest Of all of us, he rode his bike furthest. She lives in the furthest part of town.


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