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  • adj. superlative form of white: most white.


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  • So you're saying that when I saw the word "best," I immediately read "whitest"--that because I allegedly believe "all value judgments are assertions of power" an allegation you haven't exactly proven btw, I must mechanically have read the word "best" as participating in a racist logic of suppression and denigration.

    Good, better, best

  • Colorado you're known as the whitest of the white.

    The Mysterious Rider

  • And of these _Minnows_, first you are to know, that the biggest size is not the best; and next, that the middle size and the whitest are the best: and then you are to know, that I cannot well teach in words, but must shew you how to put it on your hook, that it may turn the better: And you are also to know, that it is impossible it should turn too quick: And you are yet to know, that in case you want a

    The Complete Angler 1653

  • At the same conference, the city council's assistant chief executive, Paul Rubinstein, described the Tyne & Wear area as one of the "whitest" in the North.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • I was heralded by each as the "whitest" woman that had ever come into the country.

    Madeleine An Autobiography

  • As the whole of the British Isles faces up to what is now the coldest and 'whitest' winter for decades, our wildlife is forced to endure huge challenges.

    BBC - Ouch

  • Of several colours, all equally white, that will look whitest which is against the darkest background.

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete

  • The "whitest" place is Whistler, British Columbia where the ski resort has eight feet.

    Local News from The Lakeland Ledger

  • But Iowa is one of the 'whitest' states in the country, and Obama's win there changed their minds.


  • Da Silva writes how they highlight "the magazine's history as one steeped in the trope of 'objective classifications of race', and as a product of a society deeply permeated by racism and gender difference, reinforced by images taken by the Geographic photographer as the 'whitest' of white men; 'the great hunter / adventurer' who is free to roam the globe ... virile in his freedom from observation and evaluation ', and brave for' entering the dangerous realms at the ends of the earth '(Collins & Lutz 2002, pp. 92-112)."



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