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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 untimely end

1. To die, usually at a young age. That poor little girl came to untimely end because her illness worsened so quickly.
2. To end abruptly. Once he was linked to that scandal, his career in politics came to an untimely end.
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come to an untimely end

Fig. to come to an early death. Poor Mr. Jones came to an untimely end in a car accident. Cancer caused Mrs. Smith to come to an untimely 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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Here, because the Postal Service's NEEOISO and the OFO dismissed Thweatt's formal complaint as untimely, defendant claims that Thweatt's complaint must also be dismissed as untimely.
Each year, SLTX produces an annual report listing all policies that were untimely filed in the previous calendar year.
In its motion to strike, Pee Dee argued that the circuit court no longer had jurisdiction and that it was otherwise untimely. The court disagreed, finding the motion timely and finding that Megna's conductincluding his refusal to court's disqualification order and attempts to "entangle uninvolved third-party attorneys" in the caseboth diminished Thompson's estate and burdened the court.
Lahore Zoo's elephant Suzi died at the untimely age of 30, while Karachi Zoo's losses are similarly high.
Fr Michael Hurley told the congregation at St Martin De Porres Church in Aylesbury that Luke's untimely death should call on us to live each moment fully.
Sentencing PSR Determination; Untimely Objections Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a benefits fraud case, arguing that the district court erred by refusing to consider his untimely objections to the courts adoption of the presentencing investigation report, which increased his total offense level, the judgment is affirmed because the court was within its discretion to find that the last-minute motion to challenge the PSR was not supported by good cause.
of the questioning to which they respond" (Untimely Interventions
He, however, expressed his deep shock of his untimely demise at a time when his service and guidance needed the most.
Critique: An impressively crafted mystery that is a fully absorbing and inherently fascinating read from beginning to end--and one that plays fair with the reader from first page to last, Elizabeth Duncan's "Untimely Death" is very highly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.
This just in, Saudi TV presenter Saud al Dosari has passed away in Paris on Friday night, August 7th in an untimely turn of events that has left the Arab world stunned and saddened.
In 1966 Beatles' manager Brian Epstein came to New York and offered to manage Jackie as a solo artist, but after Epstein's untimely death a planned album was never released.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous in the country, Tuesday declared a state of calamity because of huge damages to crops inflicted by untimely rains which hit the state over the past few months.
A Carmanville woman claims a Brookfield doctor's negligence led to the untimely death of her 86-year-old mother.
CHILLY weather and untimely rains have brought more trouble for Delhiites in the form of steep vegetable prices.
I have thought about the great Russian dissident and human rights activist Valeriya Novodvorskaya almost every day since her "untimely" death earlier this summer.