last hurrah

noun

Definition of last hurrah

: a final often valedictory effort, production, or appearance his unsuccessful Senate run was his last hurrah— R. W. Daly

Examples of last hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High school sweethearts have one last hurrah before parting ways in this 2022 teen rom-com. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2022 Their last hurrah was on the softball field in 1976. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 While many Real fans couldn’t help but get emotional watching their last hurrah, some raised questions about the last episode and the cancellation news in the comments section. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 3 June 2022 If this was her last hurrah in organized sports, Megan Williams went out in style. Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2022 Or will the Omicron wave be the pandemic’s last hurrah? John P. Moore And Luciana L. Borio, STAT, 25 Mar. 2022 September is exquisite, a last hurrah from Mother Nature before the long-huddling winter returns with a gust off the Bagaduce. Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 The crew celebrated one last hurrah by holding a goodbye party for the property this past Saturday, with cash drawings, free food and live entertainment. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2022 This is kind of the last hurrah for me, and we were blessed enough to make the tournament. Evan Dudley, al, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of last hurrah

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for last hurrah

from The Last Hurrah (1956) by Edwin O'Connor †1968 American novelist

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23 Jul 2022

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“Last hurrah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/last%20hurrah. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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