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ultimate

(ŭl′tĭm-ĭt) [L. ultimus, last]
Final or last.
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It was the body which despaired of the body--it groped with the fingers of the infatuated spirit at the ultimate walls.
And then it sought to get through the ultimate walls with its head--and not with its head only--into "the other world.
But the "Odyssey" itself left much untold: what, for example, happened in Ithaca after the slaying of the suitors, and what was the ultimate fate of Odysseus?
Should any of them succeed in falling in with friendly Indians, within a reasonable distance, and obtaining a supply of provisions and horses, they were to return to the aid of the main body: otherwise they were to shift for themselves, and shape their course according to circumstances; keeping the mouth of the Columbia River as the ultimate point of their wayfaring.
The argument from the existence of mnemic phenomena in physiology must therefore be allowed a certain weight against the hypothesis that mnemic causation is ultimate.
But the evidence seems not quite conclusive, so that I do not think we ought to forget the other hypothesis, or to reject entirely the possibility that mnemic causation may be the ultimate explanation of mnemic phenomena.
While doing justice to the intellectual power with which a few Circles have for many generations maintained their supremacy over immense multitudes of their countrymen, he believes that the facts of Flatland, speaking for themselves without comment on his part, declare that Revolutions cannot always be suppressed by slaughter, and that Nature, in sentencing the Circles to infecundity, has condemned them to ultimate failure -- "and herein," he says, "I see a fulfilment of the great Law of all worlds, that while the wisdom of Man thinks it is working one thing, the wisdom of Nature constrains it to work another, and quite a different and far better thing.
It may be that in the larger design of the universe this invasion from Mars is not without its ultimate benefit for men; it has robbed us of that serene confidence in the future which is the most fruitful source of decadence, the gifts to human science it has brought are enormous, and it has done much to promote the conception of the commonweal of mankind.
Pushing Ultimates incorporates what Paz has discovered through philosophy, science, psychology, theology, mysticism, the history of religion, and the writings of such original thinkers and scholars as Jung, Aujrobindo, Heidegger, Einstein, Gomel, Gurdjieff and others.
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, announced today the opening of its new office in Santa Ana, CA.
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, announced today record-breaking attendance of 800 customers from around the world at Connections 2011, its fourth annual global partner forum, held March 9-12 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of unified human capital management (HCM) SaaS solutions for global businesses, today issued the following statement.