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All vegetables are in the highest state of perfection, and fullest of juice and flavour, just before they begin to flower.

He intended to shock them to the fullest extent of the word's meaning.

Conscious of this immense privilege, she takes the fullest advantage of it.

Nature has expended her bounties in fullest measure for the vineyard.

Are they not already in the fullest flower, and big and mature as they are ever likely to be?

"On that head you will receive the fullest instructions," said the General.

You may trust me to the fullest extent; and tell me, what was your business with Lutrell?

“Oh I quite understand that you accept the fullest responsibility,” I said.

He was taking the indispensable man into his fullest confidence.

This is at once the fullest and the best account of Alesius that has yet been published.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English full "completely, full, perfect, entire, utter," from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (cf. Old Saxon full, Old Frisian ful, Old Norse fullr, Old High German fol, German voll, Gothic fulls), from PIE *pele- (1) "to fill" (see poly-).

Adverbial sense was common in Middle English (full well, full many, etc.). Related: Fuller; fullest. Full moon was Old English fulles monan; first record of full-blood in relation to racial purity is from 1812. Full house is 1710 in the theatrical sense, 1887 in the poker sense.

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