(the) last (one) heard

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(the) last (one) heard

According to the most recent knowledge one has about someone or something. Last we heard, she had moved up to Calgary to be closer to her family. I had no idea there were so many problems. The last I heard, everything was progressing smoothly.
See also: hear, last

the last I ˈheard

(spoken) used to give the most recent news you have about somebody/something: The last I heard he was still working at the garage.
See also: hear, last
References in classic literature ?
But when at last he heard the alarm spring its rattle in the lower story, and the servants begin to be about, he instantly lost heart, and fled to his own room, where he threw himself upon the bed.
At last he heard from along the road at the foot of the hill the clatter of a horse's galloping hoofs.
At last he heard a sudden rush of unshod soles across the empty blackness, and at a little distance a scuffling sound, heavy breathing, and once what he thought the muttered imprecation of a man battling against great odds.
He said the last he heard from them was before the flight left from Paris to Cairo, a local publication quoted him as saying.
Last he heard, the horse was still running, trying to finish the race, he says, laughing.