till the last

till the last

To the very last possible moment; until something ends or concludes. He fought the disease till the last, but the doctors just couldn't keep the cancer at bay any longer. She campaigned till the last, trying to drum up more support just hours before voters headed to the polls. A fierce civil rights advocate till the last, the late-bishop left an indelible mark on the fight for equality.
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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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It is no less worthy, to observe, how little alteration in good spirits, the approaches of death make; for they appear to be the same men, till the last instant.
I could not rest as long as one solitary camel remained to the dervish; and returning to him I redoubled my prayers and embraces, and promises of eternal gratitude, till the last twenty were in my hands.
So Queequeg and I got down our traps, resolving, however, to sleep ashore till the last. But it seems they always give very long notice in these cases, and the ship did not sail for several days.
He remained silent till the last words of the Proclamation had died away, and then, bursting into tears, "Dear Grandpapa," he said, "that was only my fun, and of course I meant nothing at all by it; and we did not know anything then about the new Law; and I don't think I said anything about the Third Dimension; and I am sure I did not say one word about
Passepartout longed to ask him if the steamer had left for Yokohama; but he dared not, for he wished to preserve the spark of hope, which still remained till the last moment.
There happened nothing remarkable to us till the last night of our journey, when taking up our lodging at a place belonging to the Empress, a declared enemy to all Catholics, and in particular to the missionaries, we met with a kind reception in appearance, and were lodged in a large stone house covered with wood and straw, which had stood uninhabited so long, that great numbers of red ants had taken possession of it; these, as soon as we were laid down, attacked us on all sides, and tormented us so incessantly that we were obliged to call up our domestics.
No casualty was reported till the last information.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that Pakistanis will support Kashmiri brethren till the last drop of their blood.
Both regular and private candidates can register themselves for the two year degree programs with single fee till the last date to be communicated later, the PU spokesman said in a statement.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 7 (ANI): Pakistan Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Ali Amin Gandapur, on Wednesday said that his country would use all options and "fight till the last drop of blood for Kashmir".
Lahore -- Ameer of Jamat e Islami Siraj ul Haq has said that we assure Saed Ali Gillani that Pakistani nation is standing with Kashmiris and we will support Kashmir till the last drop of our blood.
Reportedly, officials of the Mines and Minerals Department and Levies personnel are present on the spot, and have initiated operation to pull out the miners; however due to the poisonous gas inside the mine, the access to miners could not be reached till the last reports came.
Hours before the highly anticipated World Cup clash between India and Pakistan on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan who led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup advised the team to "banish all fear of losing, give your best and fight till the last ball".
According to local police, the deceased were brothers and the reason behind the killing could not be ascertained till the last report.
They further said that they belong to the PPP also and vowed to remain loyal to the party leadership till the last breathe.