Synonyms for hindmost

Grammar : Adj
Spell : hahynd-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhaɪndˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst

Définition of hindmost

Origin :
  • late 14c., from hind (adj.) + -most.
  • Thra. What, if a toy take 'em i' the heels now, and they run all away, and cry, 'The devil take the hindmost'?Dion. Then the same devil take the foremost too, and souse him for his breakfast! [Beaumont & Fletcher, "Philaster," Act V, Sc. 2, 1611]
  • adj last
Example sentences :
  • "Deil tak the hindmost" is by no means the crie de guerre of my muse.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • It was every man for himself and the Devil take the hindmost.
  • Extract from : « The Web of the Golden Spider » by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • You, sir, with your "devil take the hindmost," have never even seen him.
  • Extract from : « The Pigeon (Third Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • It'll be every man for himself an' the devil take the hindmost.
  • Extract from : « Prairie Flowers » by James B. Hendryx
  • Hindmost sole, possibly “inmost soul”; wisk, possibly “whisk.”
  • Extract from : « The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Like his forerunner he leapt on the back of the hindmost sheep.
  • Extract from : « Bob, Son of Battle » by Alfred Ollivant
  • One of the hindmost guns that was going onto the dam turned off onto the ice.
  • Extract from : « War and Peace » by Leo Tolstoy
  • The hindmost here was the rusty old cargo boat of my friend.
  • Extract from : « The U-boat hunters » by James B. Connolly
  • The figure of the girl in the prow of the hindmost boat was blurred and indistinct.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Unaga » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • One would think it was "Save yourself, and the devil take the hindmost!"
  • Extract from : « Lover or Friend » by Rosa Nouchette Carey

Antonyms for hindmost

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