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come to an end

To wind down to an ending or conclusion. Festivities came to an end well after the sun had risen the next morning. I'm just dreading when the nice summer weather finally comes to an end.
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come to an end

1. Conclude, terminate, as in the familiar proverb, All things come to an end, stated by Geoffrey Chaucer in Troilus and Cressida (c. 1374).
2. come to a bad end; come to no good. Have a bad outcome or die in an unpleasant way. For example, I always suspected this venture would come to no good, or Her parents feared he would come to a bad end.
3. come to or meet an untimely end . Die at a young age, terminate much sooner than desired or expected. For example, The blow was fatal, causing the young boxer to meet an untimely end, or Our partnership came to an untimely end when I became too ill to work. Also see dead end.
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I'm still very bitter about that." And then there are the ones that make it to space but meet an untimely end. Consider the Mars Observer, which launched in 1992 and exploded just a few days before it was supposed to begin orbiting the Red Planet.
This conundrum is also applicable to Ethernet cables and connectors, although tests have shown the commercial variety can meet an untimely end. Fortunately, manufacturers have ruggedized Ethernet cables and connectors using a variety of techniques, so it's important to understand them before making a decision.
The point is they could meet an untimely end on a country road.
When his parents meet an untimely end in a car crash, a veterinary Jacob is forced to abandon his course at Cornell University and he boards the first train that passes, intending to somehow find work.
Because the "Need for Speed" games don't offer much in the way of narrative, director Scott Waugh ("Act of Valor") and sibling screenwriters George and John Gatins are pretty much starting from scratch here, and serve up a 1950s hot-rod/greaser throwback peopled by Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a youth stock-car prodigy who now runs a local custom auto shop, and his best bud, Pete (Harrison Gilbertson), who's also called "Little Pete," and whose sensitive, childlike demeanor tells us he's doomed to meet an untimely end. Tobey, by contrast, is built Ford tough, and Paul plays the part with the flinty, tightly wound charisma.
Hughes, who had ridden an afternoon double at Newmarket, was fortunate his championship challenge did not meet an untimely end when Pearl was brought down early in the home straight in the 2m handicap.
MANY greyhounds applauded on the track meet an untimely end when their racing days are over.
IT IS a sad fact of life that many greyhounds applauded on the track meet an untimely end when their racing days are over.
"A person from Warren placed the ad, which apparently alludes to the wish that President Obama meet an untimely end by linking him with four assassinated presidents.
He admitted that he did not know the size of his policy windfall should Ant meet an untimely end. He said: "I don't know how much.
press the red button if you'd like to see the cast of Holby City meet an untimely end on the set of Heartbeat.
But I'm becoming increasingly convinced that the people most likely to meet an untimely end are those who make a habit of vigorously running, climbing, swimming or cycling about the place.
He eventually tracks Alex down to a warehouse, only to be captured himself -could Ken be about to meet an untimely end?
But the hapless mutineers were to meet an untimely end.