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endgame

The final stages of a process, development, or activity. An allusion to the last stage in chess, when the majority of pieces have been removed from the board. The two companies began the endgame of their historic, multi-billion-dollar merger deal.

end game

The final stage of some process, as in The book discussed the diplomatic end game resulting in the treaty. This term, dating from about 1880, comes from chess, where it denotes the stage of a game when most of the pieces have been removed from the board. In the mid-1900s it began to be transferred to other activities.
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As one Canadian Armed Forces public affairs officer in attendance put it, End Game "reported what people on the ground in Afghanistan are saying how they see the future of Afghanistan," allowing the viewer to "form his or her own conclusions.
So the end game must be the right, a constitutionally guaranteed right, to full employment.
While it has a fresh feel to it, there is little anyone could do to improve on the playability of its Japanese competitors, so End Game doesn't try to.
He has committed to star in End Game as a by-the-book CIA agent who becomes a pawn in an illegal arms-dealing ring.
Luckily, we made stops and we had good rotations in the end game.
Tyler Lamb made his presence felt for the ABL squad, finishing with 24 points as the Long Lions nailed crucial shots in the end game to snatch the victory.
I know the emotional end game of the show, but there's practical aspects to the end game that I want to keep with the comic.
The broad squid is very difficult to rear in captivity due to its 3mm size on hatching and the complex changes in diet over the first 60 days of life, but it brings me one step closer to the end game - growing a giant," the Courier Mail quoted O'Shea as saying.
The Stockton West End game produced a 5-1 victory thanks to goals from Sam Riley (3), Zach Kibirige and George Austick.
Also showing are the French film You'll Get Over It - the coming out story of the captain of a school swimming team - and End Game, a British thriller about a rent boy starring Mark McGann.
Participants, which include senior executives from leading CSPs including Covad, Cox, Earthlink, Level 3, Qwest, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, Virgin Mobile and Vonage will discuss alternative viewpoints on how to reach an end game of providing a seamless experience on any device, across any network, with any application.
He was signed up by Mandalay Pictures to star in the thriller End Game in 1999.
But depending on the player, and the situation, you could be thinking up to 15 moves ahead in an end game.
We just rode on our energy we just try to stay aggressive all the way to the end game," said ROS head coach Yeng Guiao.
Rain or Shine jumped the gun early for a 40-22 lead in the second quarter, but just could not make the baskets and the needed stops in the end game.