superlative + noun + postmodifier

superlative + noun + postmodifier

Point 68 in the category of adjectives is defined as:

postmodifier to make the superlative stronger, in the structure superlative + noun + postmodifier ‘possible’, ‘ever’, ‘by far’

For example:

It’s one of the most influential artworks ever made.


A search in iWeb for:

the most _JJ _N possible|ever

1 THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY POSSIBLE 1099
2 THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY POSSIBLE 530
3 THE MOST EFFICIENT MANNER POSSIBLE 377
4 THE MOST INFORMED DECISION POSSIBLE 160
5 THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION POSSIBLE 150
6 THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER 141
7 THE MOST NATURAL WAY POSSIBLE 140
8 THE MOST FUN IVE EVER 131
9 THE MOST EFFECTIVE MANNER POSSIBLE 111
10 THE MOST POWERFUL CONSOLE EVER 94
11 THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY POSSIBLE 88
12 THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY POSSIBLE 85
13 THE MOST POSITIVE WAY POSSIBLE 77
14 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARS EVER 73
15 THE MOST POWERFUL ENGINE EVER 66
16 THE MOST ANNOYING THING EVER 63
17 THE MOST ACCURATE RESULTS POSSIBLE 63
18 THE MOST ADORABLE THING EVER 62
19 THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER 62
20 THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS POSSIBLE 60


_JJT

1 THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE 6068
2 THE BEST THING EVER 2838
3 THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE 2056
4 THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE 1531
5 THE SHORTEST TIME POSSIBLE 1342
6 THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE 1156
7 THE BEST RESULTS POSSIBLE 1122
8 THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE 1057
9 THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE 997
10 THE COOLEST THING EVER 783
11 THE HIGHEST QUALITY POSSIBLE 771
12 THE WORST THING EVER 740
13 THE LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE 726
14 THE GREATEST THING EVER 656
15 THE BEST DAY EVER 634
16 THE BEST TIME EVER 610
17 THE BEST SHAPE POSSIBLE 561
18 THE BEST GAME EVER 556
19 THE YOUNGEST PERSON EVER 548
20 THE BEST JOB POSSIBLE 539


by far

1 THE BEST PRICE BY FAR 63
2 THE WORST CALL BY FAR 56
3 THE BEST OPTION BY FAR 48

B2 vocabulary:

effective, extent, manner


A ted talk search:

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[0.81] 03:32
[04:35] This trajectory allows squid to cover the most horizontal distance possible over a typical several second flight.
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[0.53] 02:41
[05:16] It’s one of the most influential artworks ever made.
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[0.77] 03:47
[05:18] And while birds often take the most direct route possible, storms and human development can alter their paths, further complicating our attempts to chart migration.
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[0.36] 07:32
[20:45] Before we deploy a therapy that may transmit, even if it’s only in a limited population of already infected individuals, before we do this, we need to be exceptionally careful, and we need to test safety in the most rigorous ways possible.
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[0.03] 00:13
[03:10] Feathers are some of the most remarkable things ever made by an animal.
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[0.95] 10:08
[10:32] Someone who has been murdered deserves the most thorough investigation possible.
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[1] 03:26
[03:18] To me, it’s one of the most democratic designs ever created.
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[0.81] 01:57
[02:07] It’s not just the most elemental design ever, it’s also such a crazy fashion statement.
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[0.38] 03:36
[11:00] She came to us with a lot of data, but ultimately she wanted to tell one of the most humane stories possible.
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[0.17] 01:59
[11:02] The most energetic events ever measured by astronomers carry the name gamma-ray bursts because we observe them as bursts most or explosions, most strongly measured as gamma-ray light.
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[0.2] 02:52
[16:10] It’s one of the most important curves ever.
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[0.28] 04:59
[16:57] It was the most magnificent machine ever built by humans, and it was the rocket that took us to the Moon.
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[0.19] 05:03
[25:03] Super Typhoon Haiyan went over areas of the Pacific five and a half degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal before it slammed into Tacloban, as the most destructive storm ever to make landfall.
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[0.76] 12:34
[16:55] (Laughter) Money, in fact, is the most successful story ever invented and told by humans, because it is the only story everybody believes.
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[0.3] 04:30
[17:26] So this is driving us to new technologies and new telescopes, telescopes that can go faint to look at the distant universe but also telescopes that can go wide to capture the sky as rapidly as possible, telescopes like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or the LSST, possibly the most boring name ever for one of the most fascinating experiments in the history of astronomy, in fact proof, if you should need it, that you should never allow a scientist or an engineer to name anything, not even your children. (Laughter) We’re building the LSST.
16 1965 2
[0.04] 00:41
[06:37] Right now there is an aspiring teacher in a graduate school of education who is watching a professor babble on and on about engagement in the most disengaging way possible.
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[0.18] 07:55
[33:16] RL: So there are, when our legitimate foreign intelligence targets of the type that I described before, use the global telecommunications system as their communications methodology, and they do, because it’s a great system, it’s the most complex system ever devised by man, and it is a wonder, and lots of folks in the room there are responsible for the creation and enhancement of that, and it’s just a wonderful thing.
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[0.4] 10:12
[20:07] We heard the most compelling call ever to have a conversation in this country, and I think globally, around race, right?
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[0.74] 13:48
[17:55] And they unlocked the most powerful force ever known on this planet, which is human cooperation — a force for construction and destruction.
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[0.2] 03:00
[15:53] Steve Pinker has showed us that, in fact, we’re living during the most peaceful time ever in human history.
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[0.73] 05:25
[09:31] Let’s think about one of the most beautiful pieces ever written, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the famous “da na na na!” motif.
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[0.8] 14:37
[18:18] And then finally, Cagatay Evyapan, aka Cha0 — one of the most remarkable hackers ever, from Ankara in Turkey.
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[0.02] 00:26
[16:19] I’m going to go way out on a limb and say that it is the most diverting paper ever published in The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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[0.96] 11:39
[11:54] This is honestly the most exciting period ever for the study of unknown life forms on our planet.
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[0.12] 02:22
[16:40] I can’t tell you — family business story: you’d understand this — my father was the most sincere man possible.
26 416 63
[0.45] 07:40
[16:02] And they’re not people who like to ask for help, although they are the most helpful people ever.
27 205 141
[0.58] 09:44
[17:41] You can’t hear a word! But it’s the most romantic date ever.
28 114 12
[0.07] 01:36
[19:37] (Laughter) So, one of the questions I ask myself is, was this the most distressing TED ever?
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[0.1] 02:07
[19:37] (Applause) Because this is the most distressing TED ever, I’ve been working with Neil Gershenfeld on next year’s TED Bag.
30 4 42
[0.31] 05:50
[19:14] The most impressive airplane ever, I believe, was designed only a dozen years after the first operational jet.
31 4 45
[0.34] 06:09
[19:14] The most impressive spaceship ever, I believe, was a Grumman Lunar Lander.


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[0.36] 01:55
[05:22] So if trees are going to help fight a long-term problem like climate change, they need to survive to sequester their carbon for the longest period possible, while also reproducing quickly.
3 63673 3
[0.02] 00:26
[10:53] And in 2019, along with Dr. Camilla Elphick and Dr. Rashid Minhas, and a number of international NGOs and charities, we conducted one of the largest studies ever on witnesses of harassment and discrimination at work.
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[0.12] 07:13
[02:06] The biggest emergency ever was happening, and in that moment, intuition told them what to do.
5 61303 283
[0.49] 29:48
[02:27] They worked with us and tried to keep any bureaucratic delays down to the smallest amount possible.
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[0.77] 02:06
[02:53] You know how it feels when you go into an elevator and someone says, “How was your weekend?” It could’ve been the best weekend ever, you could’ve met the love of your life, and you would say, “Good, how was yours?” If you want to connect with people, then you have to open up.
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[0.8] 03:33
[04:20] So it’s crucial to find the best match possible in the first place.
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[0.02] 00:06
[06:19] In 1970, marijuana was classified as a schedule 1 drug in the United States: the strictest designation possible, meaning it was completely illegal and had no recognized medical uses.
9 51990 15
[0.38] 01:33
[04:37] So it would seem sensible to guess the lowest number possible.
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[0.13] 01:56
[14:33] It is the worst substance possible for the environment.
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[0.23] 02:48
[10:56] It’s also known as how to be yourself in the best way possible.
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[0.03] 00:30
[16:34] (Laughter) “Get this boy the blackest name possible. What does the book say?” (Laughter) Rafiq is an Arabic name, but we are not Arabs.
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[0.44] 07:20
[17:52] This is one of the coolest maps ever done by human beings.
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[0.81] 02:59
[03:58] Being humble and always hunting and searching for the best idea possible — that’s what listening is.
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[0.15] 00:39
[04:23] Hieron wanted to construct the largest ship ever, which was destined to be given as a present for Egypt’s ruler, Ptolemy.
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[0.29] 01:16
[04:47] So in order to calculate that distance to within a few dozen feet, we need the best clock ever invented.
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[0.12] 01:18
[10:04] In the last year, a Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for 110 million dollars, the highest price ever achieved for the work of an American artist, and a painting by Leonardo da Vinci sold for 450 million, setting a new auction record.
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[0.45] 05:17
[12:29] My goal as an artist is to use the smallest amount possible.
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[0.69] 08:27
[12:29] And I went through the classic symbols: the Japanese flag, “The Great Wave” by Hokusai, one of the greatest drawings ever.
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[0.62] 08:33
[14:02] I would start with the lowest dose possible, and I would take only as much as I absolutely needed to escape the most crippling effects of the withdrawal.
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[0.35] 03:59
[13:50] I asked Amy how I could be the best parent possible to our children in her absence.
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[0.3] 04:01
[11:09] In fourth grade, she decided that I should attend a private school in order to receive the best education possible.
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[0.97] 05:26
[05:50] And the greatest story ever told is the story of our shared human journey.
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[0.67] 09:56
[14:10] Which, I have to say, I had the best meetings ever in my career — (Laughter) as chief exec of myself.
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[0.61] 03:34
[05:11] We have five tips for you that will help make this the best effect possible.
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[0.18] 02:29
[13:21] I took DHA pills to ensure that my baby had a super-high-functioning, supersmart brain, and I ate mostly organic food, and I trained for a medication-free labor, and I did many other things because I thought these things would help me make not just a good baby, but the best baby possible.
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[15:41] My seven-year-old grandson sleeps just down the hall from me, and he wakes up a lot of mornings and he says, “You know, this could be the best day ever.” And other times, in the middle of the night, he calls out in a tremulous voice, “Nana, will you ever get sick and die?” I think this pretty much says it for me and most of the people I know, that we’re a mixed grill of happy anticipation and dread.
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[0.08] 03:47
[59:55] According to some measurements, we are now in the best time ever for humankind.
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[0.2] 04:56
[20:41] In the last year, archaeologists have made incredible discoveries, including: new human ancestors from South Africa; tools from 3.3 million years ago — these are the oldest tools ever discovered — in Kenya.
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[0.98] 20:30
[20:41] And the greatest story ever told is the story of our shared human journey.

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[0.97] 13:01
[13:19] To my colleagues, to my patients, to my government, to all human beings, I ask that we stand and we shout and we demand the best care possible, so that we can live better today and ensure a better life tomorrow.
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[0.57] 09:12
[15:39] There are so many rules and restrictions that from a child’s point of view, this is, like, the worst nature ever.
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[0.19] 02:21
[11:02] Yet, even though gamma-ray bursts are the strongest events ever measured by astronomers, we cannot see them with our naked eye.

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[0.96] 15:42
[16:03] When you look at Muslims around the world — and I’ve done this, I’ve done the largest study ever done on Muslims around the world — people want ordinary things.
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[0.14] 04:04
[25:03] Fourteen of the 15 of the hottest years ever measured with instruments have been in this young century.
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[0.58] 06:24
[11:50] And he said that nothing had been published, but he did have an unpublished translation of his novel “The Golden Horse.” He emailed this to me, allowing me to become one of the first people ever to read that book in English.
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[0.28] 04:36
[16:13] With 473,000 square meters, it is one of the largest buildings ever built in the world.

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[0.14] 01:53
[16:58] That one must have been written by the best psychiatrist ever, to know that about such a tiny figure behind a lectern.
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[0.15] 02:39
[16:33] I’d loved it, so much so that within six months I decided to go around the world again, but this time not in a race: to try to be the fastest person ever to sail solo nonstop around the world.
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[0.98] 14:55
[15:14] Did you see the look on her face? This was the greatest day of her life!”

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[0.64] 03:12
[04:24] It’s the best meal ever.
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[0.66] 11:32
[17:53] And we also, on the web, during this week we streamed more than 100 years of video to 148 nations, and the websites are still there and they will be forever, actually, because Hurtigruten was selected to be part of the Norwegian UNESCO list of documents, and it’s also in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest documentary ever.
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[0.09] 02:44
[22:56] Some of the largest vessels ever constructed on planet Earth were built right at the end of my street.
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[0.53] 04:28
[08:16] It’s like some of the smallest satellites ever are being launched from the biggest satellite ever.

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[0.68] 10:36
[15:00] One WHO official at the time actually called that whole campaign “one of the greatest mistakes ever made in public health.” The latest effort to tame malaria started in the late 1990s.

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[16:59] It’s beyond our reach.” And within just 50 years, in his lifetime, with him sitting in the audience, we had designed the greatest machine ever to prove this incredible idea that originated just in a human mind.

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[13:35] By doing so, you will join us and countless others in what I truly believe is the greatest adventure ever taken, the ever-demanding journey of equality.
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[0.27] 05:29
[17:38] Sutherland said it was the best Thanksgiving ever.
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[0.73] 12:09
[16:20] But I found a sign for Russian-speaking people, and it was the best sign ever to say no.
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[0.91] 18:50
[20:34] And you’re going to go into the classroom, and you are going to give the best comment ever.
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[0.31] 05:59
[17:59] It is the funnest trick ever to do.
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[0.57] 05:41
[08:36] I have a two-year-old daughter who’s the best thing ever.
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[0.55] 06:08
[11:43] We are actually witnessing the picture of one of the best tactics ever used.
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[0.94] 17:35
[18:29] So it’ll be the smallest and lightest and the smartest arm ever made.
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[0.29] 06:54
[19:58] So let me just explain to you that the smartest man ever was a Scotsman.
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[0.47] 08:05
[16:27] He draws sticks real good.” (Laughter) Which is one of the best compliments ever.
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[0.65] 12:56
[19:06] MS: The next one: This was the best day ever.
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[0.07] 00:45
[13:47] He’s by far the happiest man ever measured by science.
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[0.1] 01:07
[13:47] Matthieu’s own experience is that compassion is the happiest state ever.
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[0.34] 03:16
[09:05] We must continue to eat the best seafood possible, if at all.

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