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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

“His wild horsemen worshipped him in their savage way, but he was an alien among them, after all, and they could never understand his inmost thoughts.”

-Lord of Samarcand

Particularly in his historic fiction, Howard used a terser diction than what might be expected by the reader, as in the use of inmost instead of the more conventional innermost, a habit that is both subtly and starkly effective in conveying the direct and abrasive nature of his Crusader Era heroes. .

1. in•most



1. literary



Old English innemest (see in, -most).

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