to the last


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to the last

To the very last possible moment; until something ends or concludes. He fought the disease to the last, but the doctors just couldn't keep the cancer at bay any longer. She campaigned to the last, trying to drum up more support just hours before voters headed to the polls. A fierce civil rights advocate to the last, the late-bishop left an indelible mark on the fight for equality.
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to the last

to the very end; to the conclusion. All of us kept trying to the last. It was a very boring play, but I sat through it to the last.
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to the last

To the end, especially to the end of one's life. For example, The defenders held out to the last but the bombs finished them. [c. 1600]
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to/till the ˈlast

until the last possible moment, especially until death: He died protesting his innocence to the last.They loved each other till the last.
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