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
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Forbidden History THE witches, the ghosts and the ghouls Walking among us the evil wolves Satan himself has made his rules He grants us wishes, saying he can do this Evil forces take over us The possessions of evil entities Enters our own families He savages white angels and drags them to hell Making them change to angels of death The devil he is taking our last breath Evil is his middle name The dark lord in his game Living in darkness Passing on shame Murderous we have become Crucifying just the same Allowing us freedom, but only in hell Where the black dark and orange flames linger With eyes of evil red The black evil silhouette Taking us back to hell Both by MARIA ROBINSON, Consett
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