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Definition of Extremity

Extremity

  1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country.
  2. One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man.
  3. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form.
  4. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity.

Extremity Quotations

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
Soren Kierkegaard

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
Thomas Arnold

We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white except the extremity of the tail which was black: great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south, but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them.
Meriwether Lewis

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremity thou have passed through. Forbearance is the root of all quietness and assurance forever.
Tokugawa Ieyasu

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.
Matthew Henry
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Extremity Translations

extremity in Norwegian is ekstremitet, ytterpunkt
extremity in Spanish is extremidad
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