The cities wherein most of his mighty works were done.Matt. xi. 20.
Most is used as a noun, the words part, portion, quantity, etc., being omitted, and has the following meanings:
1. The greatest value, number, or part; preponderating portion; highest or chief part. 2. The utmost; greatest possible amount, degree, or result; especially in the phrases to make the most of, at the most, at most.
A quarter of a year or some months at the most.Bacon.
A covetous man makes the most of what he has.L'Estrange.
Those nearest to this king, and most his favorites, were courtiers and prelates.Milton.
Placed before an adjective or adverb, most is used to form the superlative degree, being equivalent
to the termination -est; as, most vile, most wicked; most illustrious; most rapidly. Formerly, and until
after the Elizabethan period of our literature, the use of the double superlative was common. See More,
The most unkindest cut of all.Shak.
The most straitest sect of our religion.Acts xxvi. 5.
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