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 ?
I may not have strength enough, in the case supposed, to betray you by making a complete confession with my own lips; but I can employ my last breath to speak the half-dozen words which will tell the doctor where he is to look.
Tell him that if I was to die tomorrow (and oh, if I was fit, I would be so glad to die!) I would bless him and uncle with my last words, and pray for his happy home with my last breath!'
As with my last breath I command that this Slaughterer be torn limb from limb, he and all his tribe!
"That Indian, sir, is an inhabitant of an oppressed country; and I am still, and shall be, to my last breath, one of them!"
"And it isn't fair: I would say it though it were with my last breath; it isn't fair."
'And I, my dear,' said Rachel, with a tremble in her voice, 'have known him through them all, to be, according to his quiet ways, so faithful to everything honest and good, that if he was never to be heard of more, and I was to live to be a hundred years old, I could say with my last breath, God knows my heart.
"Till my last breath I will keep working for the people of Delhi, no attack can silence me or deter my commitment towards the people of Delhi.
"I will defend our United Kingdom until my last breath" Scottish Secretary David Mundell "Banned, because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her"Actress Keira Knightley explains why she has banned Cinderella from her house "It was a man coming out of the water taking a bath.
I'm not going to divorce him till my last breath. I've all the evidences and will soon drag him to the court," Jahan told ANI in Kolkata.
'Till my last breath, I will not put weapons into the hands of our party workers,' he said.
Earlier, the mum of two, from Kent who is thought to be in IS-held Raqqa, had warned: "England i came here to fight you & I will until my last breath." The former punk used her newly adopted name of Umm Hussain Britaniya.
"I still stand on my opinion that Asfandyar Wali Khan has no ability to run the party in the current situation and will stand on my opinion till my last breath", he added.
It just got tighter and tighter and you just think, 'Is that going to be my last breath?'" The woman, who was a student, also claimed Samuel burnt her arm with a cigarette and urinated in a bag containing her college books and paperwork.
And two, if someone accused me of taking drugs, and my career was on the line because of it, I'd fight until my last breath to prove them wrong!
Till My Last Breath is the true and inspiring story of Pastor Sunday Adelaja who left his come country of Nigeria to study journalism in Belarus, USSR.