the/(one's) last breath

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the/(one's) last breath

1. The final moment before one dies; the last period of one's life. Even though my grandfather's lungs were riddled with cancer and emphysema, he remained a smoker until his very last breath.
2. The last moment before a person or group ultimately fails or must give up. We might be down by 10 points, but we have to keep on fighting to the last breath! Even as their stocks plummeted, the company maintained a public image of success right to their last breath.
See also: breath, last
References in classic literature ?
The beats of her heart grew fainter and fainter, and vaguer, like a fountain giving out, like an echo dying away;--and when she exhaled her last breath, she thought she saw in the half-opened heavens a gigantic parrot hovering above her head.
She stole from the corpse, when it had hardly turned to one, that which the dead mother had prayed her, with her last breath, to keep for the infant's sake.
In that last outburst of joy her last breath had passed.
She will be a simpleton to her last breath," said the former collector, who, however, dined with her twice a week.
A GIRL'S dying wish was granted when her favourite singer sang her to sleep as she took her last breath.
Hany Shaker's daughter must have known her father would need her support and encouragement to go on with his musical pursuits after she breathed her last breath.
Deepti's younger sister Neetu said, " Pawan tortured my sister till her last breath.
A WOMAN has told a jury she thought she had taken her last breath when she was allegedly attacked and throttled by a man.
Her eyes were open and I saw her hand move and then I think I saw her last breath and then the light went out, she'd gone.
At the same time, a child takes his or her last breath and dies as their parents fall to their knees literally begging God for help, but to no avail.
A BRUTAL killer stabbed his partner to death then had a kebab and watched her take her last breath.
She took her last breath Saturday, a week after the dedication of the Foreman Youth Center.
But I could feel her anticipation of humiliation and death as she prepared to be strapped in before witnesses to take her last breath.
Warda angrily stated during an interview with an Algerian newspaper that she will sing till her last breath and no one can stop her from doing so.