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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTREMITY

Mary's usual quickness was not lacking even now, in this period of extremity.

Thus driven to extremity, the Melians surrendered at discretion.

At this moment a rumour was heard at the extremity of the long hall.

Perhaps a man never sees so much at a glance as when he is in a situation of extremity.

It is rarely necessary, however, to go to such an extremity as suicide.

At this extremity of ill-doing she did not altogether blame Denas.

Richard Morrow was wise when in his extremity he turned to Dr. Dudley.

Place this at the extremity of a line which is to represent time.

Man's extremity had indeed been God's opportunity and Ruth's vision was all but realised.

It was just when I was down to that extremity that it pleased Providence to come to my relief.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French estremite (13c.), from Latin extremitatem (nominative extremitas) "the end of a thing," from extremus; see extreme, the etymological sense of which is better preserved in this word.

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