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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

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

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

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

Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my lips: nevertheless it is to Thee, O God of majesty and love, that I turn in my extremity, for Thou art the fount of mercy; to Thee, as quickly as I may, I speed: for Thou alone canst heal me; I take refuge under Thy protection.
Saint Ambrose
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Extremity Translations

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