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Definitions of "last"

  • Being, coming, or placed after all others; final: the last game of the season. adjective
  • Being the only one left: his last nickel; as a last resort. adjective
  • Just past; most recent: last year; the last time I checked. adjective
  • Most up-to-date; newest: the last thing in swimwear. adjective
  • Highest in extent or degree; utmost: to the last measure of human endurance. adjective
  • Most valid, authoritative, or conclusive: The arbiter will have the last say in resolving this dispute. adjective
  • Least likely or expected: the last person we would have suspected. adjective
  • The least desirable or suitable: the last man for the job. adjective
  • Being the latest possible: waited until the last second before boarding the train. adjective
  • Lowest in rank or importance: last prize; last place. adjective
  • Used as an intensive: Every last dollar was donated to charity. adjective
  • Of or relating to a terminal period or stage, as of life: the last days of the dinosaurs. adjective
  • Administered just before death: the last sacraments. adjective
  • After all others in chronology or sequence: arrived last. adverb
  • Most recently: a fashion last popular in the 1940s. adverb
  • At the end; finally: Add the butter last. adverb
  • One that is at the end or last: the last to be chosen; on every page but the last. noun
  • The end: held out until the last. noun
  • The final mention or appearance: haven't seen the last of our troubles. noun

The word "last" in example sentences

TWO major thoroughfares because the highway twists like vines as lanes spin up or down around each other - and the roads bend and warp until at last - at *last* - the road bears its own name on a sign.. [austin streets are as hipster as the population]

Your mind begins to spin, as the last of your brain's oxygen is used up, conjuring whatever images it can come up with… your past, the future you're never going to see, your dreams, your nightmares… until finally, at long last…. [jaxraven Diary Entry]

In dates of the last and present century, the expression of the _last two figures_ is sufficient.. [Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget]

But then it is _all_ they can do -- it is the last card and the _last_ man, and if we make one stupendous effort, we must inevitably crush it.. [The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.]

And then, when the hour _has_ come at last, have you been able to take your departure without some half-reproachful feeling akin to melancholy -- without some slight shade of regret to think that much as you have hated it, you look upon it all now for the _last_ time?. [Kate Coventry An Autobiography]

Evelyn at a concert, for which I had tickets, but I was too tired to go; this morning we went to hear Dr.P. Brooks, the great preacher who everyone was raving about last spring in London, (or was it _last_ year?) his church is like a great _temple_, or public hall, and cost [pound symbol] 180,000.. [The British Association's Visit to Montreal, 1884 : letters]

I found a feeling of sincere companionship ... a companionship that without ostentation and as a matter of course, shared the last cent the last meal ... when every cent _was_ the last cent, every meal the _last_ meal ... the rest depending on luck and. [Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative]

” Seward pleaded for delay, fearing that on account of the depression of the public mind the proclamation might “be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government, a cry for help, the government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia” in a “last shriek on the retreat.. [Chapter IV]

The love of it clung to him to the last moments of his life; but tho he felt that “last infirmity of noble minds, ” never did there breathe a human being who had a more lofty disdain for the shallow and treacherous popularity which is to be courted by subserviency, and purchased at the expense of principle and duty.. [On Catholic Relief]

_Passion_, because he had his best things last; for _first_ must give place to _last_, because _last_ must have his time to come: but _last_ gives place to nothing; for there is not another to succeed.. [The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites]

My last hours were spent lying on the sofa on the gallery, with Lydia at my feet, Helen Carter sitting on the floor at my side, while all the rest were gathered around me as I played for the _last time_ "the centre of attraction.". [A Confederate Girl's Diary]

Perhaps the feeling was caused in part by the idea that when they took their last look at it, it might possibly be their _last_ sight of land.. [The Red Eric]

Northern Italy, and laid siege to Florence, which was reduced to its last necessity, when the victor of Pollentia appeared beneath its walls, with the _last_ army which the empire could furnish, and introduced supplies.. [The Old Roman World, : the Grandeur and Failure of Its Civilization.]

The last shadow of pretext has vanished for maintaining with Tischendorf that ‘Mark the Evangelist knew nothing of’ these verses: — with Tregelles that ‘The book of Mark himself extends no further than ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ:’ — with Griesbach that ‘the _last leaf of the original Gospel was probably torn away_.’ .... [The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark]

This is the way of it: This last quarrel (you shall know why the author has called it the _last_), is always terminated by a solemn, sacred promise, made by scrupulous, noble, or simply intelligent women. [Analytical Studies]

Let it be recollected, that all my previous opinions of Mr. Bowles's poetry were _written_ long before the publication of his last and best poem; and that a poet's _last_ poem should be his best, is his highest praise.. [Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals]

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