adverb or adjective

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

Examples of furthest in a Sentence

this belongs in the aisle furthest from the cash registers
Recent Examples on the Web The method that’s furthest along in trials is a topical gel that promises to induce temporary infertility when smeared daily on the shoulders and upper arms—without affecting mood or libido. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2024 His low desk was shoved into the corner furthest from the windows, as if Gussow had wanted to muffle the city’s distractions. Curbed, 26 Jan. 2024 However, Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp went furthest in embracing this year’s pantless street style rage in Loewe at the premiere of Dicks: The Musical. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Dec. 2023 Italy, Portugal and South Korea go furthest, filling in residents’ education expenses, insurance payments, retirement savings and mortgage-interest payments, too. Julie Weil, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 All the more remarkable, some that pushed the envelope furthest were big-budget films produced by major companies. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2024 Then there’s another, set in the distant past, from James Mangold, though that project is the furthest away in terms of becoming a reality. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Jan. 2024 Here and there giant flowers grew, glowing with a peculiar light like flickering lamps, and furthest in among the shadows moved tiny dots of cold green. Frances Wilson, The New York Review of Books, 28 Dec. 2023 The winter solstice marks the day when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, a line that is located at 23.5 degrees south of the equator and runs through countries like Chile and Australia, and is furthest away from the sun. TIME, 21 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of furthest was in the 14th century

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“Furthest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furthest. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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

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