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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FITTEST

Patience will be the fittest return I can make to such an insult.

We can only say that what is fittest for the monkey is ill-fitted for man, and the reverse.

Guess it will be a case of the survival of the fittest of the engines when they meet!

How does the process of Selection make for the survival of the fittest?

Ireland everywhere illustrates the principle of the survival of the fittest.

She felt as if she was dying, and as if this were the fittest place for her to die on.

I hold very strongly to belief in the survival of the fittest.

It was the survival of the fittest, the most tenacious, the most brutal.

How are we to select the language which will be the fittest vehicle for the thought?

The lesson of cramped cities is avarice—that the fittest may survive.

WORD ORIGIN

"be suitable," probably from early 15c.; "to be the right shape," 1580s, from fit (adj.). Related: Fitted; fitting. Fitted sheets is attested from 1963.

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