Most

Most

, adv. [AS. mst. See Most, a.] In the greatest or highest degree.
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Those nearest to this king, and most his favorites, were courtiers and prelates.
Milton.
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Placed before an adjective or adverb, most is used to form the superlative degree, being equivalent to the termination -est; as, most vile, most wicked; most illustrious; most rapidly. Formerly, and until after the Elizabethan period of our literature, the use of the double superlative was common. See More, adv.
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The most unkindest cut of all.
Shak.
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The most straitest sect of our religion.
Acts xxvi. 5.
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