英 [ɪk'stremɪtɪ; ek-]
- extremity (n.)
- late 14c., "one of two things at the extreme ends of a scale," from Old French estremite (13c.), from Latin extremitatem (nominative extremitas) "the end of a thing," from extremus "outermost;" see extreme (adj.), the etymological sense of which is better preserved in this word. Meaning "utmost point or end" is from c. 1400; meaning "limb or organ of locomotion, appendage" is from early 15c. (compare extremities). Meaning "highest degree" of anything is early 15c. Related: Extremital.
- 1. In spite of the extremity of her seclusion she was sane.
- 2. The lake is situated at the eastern extremity of the mountain range.
- 3. Man's extremity is God's opportunitiy.
- 4. What shall we do in this extremity?
- 在这种极其困难的情况下我们该怎么办 呢 ?
- 5. Only in extremity, when his defences had been reduced by six weeks of bombing, was he ready to leave.
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