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Extremity meaning

extremity - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country.
  2. 2. One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man.
  3. 3. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form.
  4. 4. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity.
  5. 5. Furthest limit; highest degree; great necessity or distress.

extremity - examples of usage

  1. In this extremity Rosario was a first aid to the injured. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  2. She knew that a good woman should be sorry for a man in such extremity, and should endeavour to spare his feelings by softening her refusal as much as possible, little as he might deserve such consideration. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. All the country in sight more to the northward seemed to fall that way, or southward, and although it seemed possible that a cross line of valley and blue mist at the far extremity of the flat might be the river, it was much more probable, from the general slope of the country, that it was only another tributary coming from the north. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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