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

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Recent Examples on the Web Efforts to make the technology a commercial reality are furthest advanced in Europe, where policy makers are quickly tightening the screws on industry to scale back pollution. William Wilkes, Washington Post, "How ‘Green Hydrogen’ Could Make ‘Green Steel’ Real," 23 Nov. 2019 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, for instance, can be transferred to Hyatt, Marriott, or IHG hotels (although your Chase points will probably go furthest at Hyatt). Holly Johnson, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Save Money on a Group Trip Using Credit Card Points and Miles," 23 Sep. 2019 Inside the bowl, arguably the best seats were furthest away in a grassy knoll toward the back end of the venue. Andrew J. Campa, latimes.com, "Starlight Bowl offers plenty for everyone during Fourth of July celebration," 5 July 2019 Of all three from this group, the Australians are by far the most likely to go furthest in the competition. SI.com, "2019 Women's World Cup: Group Stage Summary, Last 16 Draw & What it All Means Looking Ahead," 21 June 2019 But the agency’s Board of Directors on Tuesday approved sweeping changes that planners and bike activists consider the largest and furthest-reaching the city has ever attempted. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Protected bike lanes, transit lane to transform Folsom, Howard streets," 19 June 2019 The previous furthest known object in our solar system, called simply Farout, was only 120 AU from here. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Move Over, Farout: FarFarOut Has Been Discovered," 25 Feb. 2019 The winter solstice, which falls on Friday, Dec. 21 this year, is the exact opposite — when the earth’s axis tilted furthest away from the sun, marking the start of winter. Gina Martinez, Time, "Today Is the Longest Day of the Year. Here's What to Know About the 2018 Summer Solstice," 21 June 2018 David Holthouse goes furthest afield, discussing how the North in Western literature has long been seen as a place of eternal winter and a storehouse for evil. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage Museum takes a broad look at northern life in ‘North: Finding Place in Alaska’," 10 June 2018

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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 10 Jul. 2020.

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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


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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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