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inmost

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnməʊst
 
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Definition of inmost in English:

adjective

literary
Innermost.
Example sentences
  • The ultimate expression of this deep-seated corruption is the practice of selling, for that most worldly of objects, money, something that concerns man's deepest and inmost nature - the spiritual peace brought by the remission of sins.
  • Like a bow against a cello, this revelatory scene plays against us, plays deep in our inmost selves, and brings something low and grieving to our lips.
  • Why are these people so addicted to writing letters, and recording their inmost thoughts on tape?

Origin

Old English innemest (see in, -most).

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