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last

(from something) until something to endure from one point in time to another. The meeting lasted from noon until midnight. The party lasted until the food ran out. the last hurrah Fig. a final appearance, as at the end of one's career; the last time for doing something. Tom is retiring, and we are having a little party as his last hurrah right now. He won't be here the next time you visit our offices.
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Friend of the Stars,' he said at last, 'thou hast acquired great wisdom.
For him the coming of the boy David did much to bring back with renewed force the old faith and it seemed to him that God had at last looked with favor upon him.
Jansenius, deliberately losing his temper as a last expedient to subdue her, "don't be impertinent, Miss.
At last Miss Wilson quelled the prevailing anarchy.
One of the policemen described how they had found Smilash in the act of entering his dwelling; how he had refused to give any information or to go to the college, and had defied them to take him there against his will; and how, on their at last proposing to send for the inspector and Mr.
They make known to us among them, how last afternoon at about five o'clock comes a man so hurry.
The last time we talked of the subject we agreed that there was to be no more concealment of anything amongst us.
At last, quite wearied out, they sat themselves down on the shore exceedingly disconsolate, and thinking that the vessel must be left to rot and fall in pieces, and that they must either swim across the sea or lose the Golden Fleece.
But the two sons of the North Wind drew their swords, spread their pinions, and set off through the air in pursuit of the thieves, whom they at last overtook among some islands, after a chase of hundreds of miles.
Still, however, the steel-headed arrows came whizzing among them; and, at last, happening to look upward, they beheld a large flock of birds, hovering and wheeling aloft, and shooting their feathers down upon the Argonauts.
I've been out of my way for the last twenty minutes to have a look at that place in the valley.
It was just such a picture as this last that Hayslope Church had made to the traveller as he began to mount the gentle slope leading to its pleasant uplands, and now from his station near the Green he had before him in one view nearly all the other typical features of this pleasant land.
Rann was inwardly maintaining the dignity of the Church in the face of this scandalous irruption of Methodism, and as that dignity was bound up with his own sonorous utterance of the responses, his argument naturally suggested a quotation from the psalm he had read the last Sunday afternoon.