Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIEFEST

It was Latin, she said, and it meant "the chiefest among sinners."

In the sheer youth of her (he realized) more than in aught else, lay her chiefest charm.

And so I have shown you whence the first and chiefest delight of man's life springs.

Her society was his chiefest joy, and it is said that he ever remained faithful to her.

For this I hoped, for my life as it had become was no longer my chiefest good.

All your letter is delicious, but chiefest the last sentence where you say you like your Chaucer so much.

To protect and educate her seemed at the moment my chiefest care.

His chiefest ambition had been to live up to his title of “Bad Man.”

The eye trouble is the chiefest of all those of a physical nature.

The chiefest thing that my eyes delighted in, was the church of the 7.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "highest in rank or power; most important or prominent; supreme, best," from Old French chief "chief, principal, first" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum (also source of Spanish and Portuguese cabo, Italian capo, Provençal cap), from Latin caput "head," also "leader, guide, chief person; summit; capital city" (see capitulum).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.