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adjective, adverb furthest pronunciation in British English /ˈfɜː(r)ðɪst/
  1. 1
    at the greatest distance from something
    furthest from: Which planet is furthest from the sun?
    furthest away from: My car is parked in the space furthest away from the building.
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] most distant
      Merlin’s fame had spread to the furthest corners of the land.
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  2. 2
    the longest distance
    Which of you can throw the ball furthest?
    Trevor travelled furthest to get here.
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  3. 3
    to a greater degree than anyone else or than ever before
    The Athenians progressed furthest towards developing a truly democratic society.
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