in the extreme


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in the extreme

To an extreme degree: eccentric in the extreme.
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References in classic literature ?
The presentation of my own character is masterly in the extreme.
Looking down from the Sierra Blanco, one sees a pathway traced out across the desert, which winds away and is lost in the extreme distance.
As our equipment was crude in the extreme we decided that one of us must return to civilization, purchase the necessary machinery and return with a sufficient force of men properly to work the mine.
Since we had entered the territory we had not seen a hostile Indian, and we had, therefore, become careless in the extreme, and were wont to ridicule the stories we had heard of the great numbers of these vicious marauders that were supposed to haunt the trails, taking their toll in lives and torture of every white party which fell into their merciless clutches.
To kill their horses, dry the flesh for provisions, make boats of the hides, and, in these, commit themselves to the stream--a measure hazardous in the extreme.
The varied dances of the Marquesan girls are beautiful in the extreme, but there is an abandoned voluptuousness in their character which I dare not attempt to describe.