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

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Recent Examples on the Web But in a world reshaped by the pandemic, where many companies now let employees work from anywhere, the ranking also suggests where your dollar may go furthest, writes Forbes intern Anthony Tellez. Jena Mcgregor, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Last year, research confirmed what observation led many parents to believe: that the pandemic left students with academic setbacks, widening the education gap with the most vulnerable students left furthest behind. New York Times, 18 Mar. 2022 The district on Thursday announced new one-on-one literacy tutoring for students who fell furthest behind during the pandemic, a step in the right direction but one that leaves a long way to go. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2022 Le was parked in the south parking lot, furthest away from the testing site. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 28 Dec. 2021 Pfizer and BioNTech are furthest ahead with development of a vaccine for children under 12 years old. Julie Wernau, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2021 The health-care sector, which employs more Americans than any other, is also the one in which hard mandates have gone furthest: nearly half of U.S. hospitals now require vaccination for employees. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 15 Oct. 2021 Sometimes the best couples costumes are the ones that stray furthest away from the traditional ones that are meant for, well, actual couples. Emma Specter, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2021 Jonathan India was out of the Cincinnati Reds lineup Saturday for the first time in six weeks as manager David Bell called him probably the player furthest away from 100% healthy. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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