extremity

Part of speech: noun

The farthest point; end; edge.

Part of speech: noun

The highest degree.

Part of speech: noun

Extreme distress or need.

Part of speech: noun

Extreme measures.

Part of speech: noun

A hand, foot, etc.

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Usage examples "extremity":

  1. At the left extremity a second door gave access to another apartment, which the professor used as a bedroom. - "Malcolm Sage, Detective", Herbert George Jenkins.
  2. He had left her on the very extremity of distress. - "Witness For The Defence", A.E.W. Mason.
  3. Genevieve then seeing, at the extremity of the court, a strong light escaping from a door beyond which pressed the soldiers of the escort, approached them. - "The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth", Eugène Sue.