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the end

1. A phrase traditionally used to conclude a story. Often capitalized. And the prince and princess lived happily ever after. The End
2. The concluding or terminal point of some event or situation. This is the end—we have you surrounded! Surrender now, and we'll spare your lives! The economy was so unstable that we thought it could be the end for our company.
3. The final period or moments of someone's life. This is the end for me, Tom. Tell my wife and kids that I love them! He fought that damned disease right until the very end.
4. The apocalypse; the end of the world. (Usually used in reference to the religious belief of a final judgment being enacted by God.) Repent, all ye sinners—the end is nigh! He urged his parish to live their lives according to the good book and confess their sins regularly, for the end could come at any time.
5. slang The absolute highest degree or amount (of something). I'm telling you, when it comes to arrogant blowhards, Tom is the end.
6. slang The very best in quality. Whoa, this pasta is the end, man. I've never tasted anything so nice in my life!
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ends

1. n. money. (Streets.) You got enough ends to get you through the week?
2. n. shoes. (Streets.) You even got holes in your ends.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Ends, whose cranky eyes justified themselves in his shortness of temper.
Ends was choking, and it was not until the grip on his throat was eased that he was able to signify his acquiescence in the digging-up programme.
And can she or can she not fulfil her own ends when deprived of that excellence?
I will proceed by asking a question: Would you not say that a horse has some end?
When it was ended, the people clapped their hands and the animals clapped their paws, while Billina cackled and the Donkey King brayed approval.
When the story is ended, my love, when the story is ended--
"He was to blame in wearing away his youth in contemplation with the end of poetizing in his manhood.
Even Stamboul, it is said, shall have an end, and the most unlucky blunders must come to a conclusion.
The endless ballad had come to an end at last, and the whole diminished company about the camp-fire had broken into the chorus I had heard so often:
At the end of the straits, I made sure we must fall into some bar of raging breakers, where all my troubles would be ended speedily; and though I could, perhaps, bear to die, I could not bear to look upon my fate as it approached.
Of course, Howards End was impossible, so long as the younger couple were established in Hilton.
Franklin's visit here to come to an end. It's my belief that he won't be long now before he leaves the house."
This play is meant to picture the life of every man or woman, and to show how unhappy we may be in the end if we have not tried to be good in this world.
"My prospects in China are all at an end. The Firm to which I was brutally consigned, as if I was a bale of merchandise, has worn out my patience by a series of petty insults; and I have felt compelled, from motives of self-respect, to withdraw my services, which were undervalued from the first.
However, this did not matter, for there was a box rather like an ice-cream machine, and you put chunks of pork in at one end and turned a handle and they came out as sausages at the other end.