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extreame (comparative more extreame, superlative most extreame)

  1. Obsolete spelling of extreme
    • 1566, William Adlington, The Golden Asse[1]:
      The I understanding the cause of his miserable estate, sayd unto him, In faith thou art worthy to sustaine the most extreame misery and calamity, which hast defiled and maculated thyne owne body, forsaken thy wife traitorously, and dishonoured thy children, parents, and friends, for the love of a vile harlot and old strumpet.
    • 1598, Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, Vol. XII., America, Part I.[2]:
      For these last 4 dayes the weather hath bene extreame hot and very calme, the Sunne being 5 degrees aboue the horison at midnight.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.1:
      Now were there any one of so tender or cheverell a conscience, to whome no cure might seeme worthy of so extreame a remedy, I should prise or regard him no whit the lesse.

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extreame (plural extreames)

  1. Obsolete spelling of extreme