One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
innermost, deepest, deep, deep-seated, profound, inward, underlying, intimate, private, personal, secret, hidden, veiled, masked, concealed, unexpressed, unrevealed, unapparentView synonyms
- ‘The ultimate expression of this deep-seated corruption is the practice of selling, for that most worldly of objects, money, something that concerns man's deepest and inmost nature - the spiritual peace brought by the remission of sins.’
- ‘So mighty is that particular vortex, it is said to have swallowed whales, swimming bears, trees and even whole ships, sucking them inexorably into ‘the inmost recesses of the abyss’.’
- ‘Why are these people so addicted to writing letters, and recording their inmost thoughts on tape?’
- ‘Like a bow against a cello, this revelatory scene plays against us, plays deep in our inmost selves, and brings something low and grieving to our lips.’
- ‘This clever and engaging play features two people on a train, who, for the most part, express only their inmost thoughts and only at the last make any connection with each other.’
Old English innemest (see in, -most).
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