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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

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

Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
Moliere

For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people.
Mark Haddon

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
Ieyasu Tokugawa
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Extremity Translations

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

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