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(in children's use) the very best.‘you're the bestest friend I've ever had’
- ‘Next to ice cream, they were the bestest food on earth!’
- ‘It sounds as if these two are now bestest buddies, born out of epic drinking sessions.’
- ‘But you guys aren't being the bestest communicators.’
- ‘It's endearing - a magical superpop band with those heart-wrenching choruses you love, and the fast-paced uplift of a great underground rock band that only you and your bestest friends know about.’
- ‘Yes, paper bags and empty cardboard boxes are the bestest of cat toys.’
- ‘Yep kids, this is definitely up there with Kat's bestest ever work.’
- ‘You are the bestest friend in the whole world, have I ever told you that?’
- ‘I'll be on my bestest behavior.’
- ‘The audience had the bestest time!’
- ‘Mark and Reggie became bestest friends.’
- ‘It's got a heart of pure black, and has the bestest ending.’
- ‘They are, in his mind, the perfect family - mum's beautiful, dad's successful and good looking, Jake's the bestest little kid.’
- ‘Wincing, I flashed my bestest bud a slight smile before turning to jump off and face my first period teacher - Mrs. Smith.’
- ‘Well, as usual the person to save me from being swallowed up by the ground was Jenny - my 'bestest friend in the whole wide world!'’
- ‘And my little Charlotte is just the bestest little roommate in the whole wide world!’
- ‘You guys are the bestest!’
- ‘'It's not like we're bestest friends in the world,' he says.’
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