furthest furthest  /ˈfɜr θəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
  2. (adv) to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)
  3. (adv) to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense)

Usage(s):

  1. In other ways, however, Clinton is the furthest thing from Mondale imaginable.
  2. When builders of the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base in San Diego planned this complex in 1967, satellite imagery was probably the furthest thing from their minds.
  3. The Benjamin Hotel in New York City perhaps goes the furthest to ensure slumber.

News

  1. Off to the races: Invisible primary under way

    Reid Wilson: “They swear they're focused on more-immediate projects. They insist a White House campaign is the furthest thing from their minds. But with the 2016 invisible primary well under way, some Republican candidates are already lining up the campaign managers they wi …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: MSNBC: First Read

  2. Republican Presidential Prospects Lay Groundwork for Invisible Primary

    They swear they're focused on more-immediate projects. They insist a White House campaign is the furthest thing from their minds. But with the 2016 invisible primary well under way, some Republican candidates are already lining up the campaign managers they will turn to if and when they decide to run for president.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Hand Girls' Tennis Kept Winning Reputation Strong with SCC Repeat

    The 2013 season for the Hand girls' tennis team didn't end with a state crown as the previous pair did, yet the campaign was the furthest thing from disappointing.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Source

Quotes

  1. "Obviously if you lose your job in the league you often wonder if you'll get another opportunity," said Wilson. "The furthest thing from my mind at any point in my hockey career wat that I would have an opportunity - ever - to coach a team...
    on Jun 10, 2006 By: Ron Wilson Source: 940 News

  2. "This is the chance of a lifetime to be playing for a championship," Howard said, "and this is the furthest that a lot of us have ever gotten in our career. Our motivation is greatness. We want to be a great team."
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Dwight Howard Source: Washington Post

  3. "The only we are able to govern successfully in this country," Bayh warns, "is by liberals and progressives making common cause with independents and moderates. Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to...
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Evan Bayh Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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