last hurrah


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

Examples of last hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Djokovic, the owner of 23 major trophies, is the only member of The Big Three competing nowadays, what with Federer (who has 20) done and Rafael Nadal (22) out since January with a hip problem but eyeing a return for one last hurrah in 2024. Mark Heim |, al, 28 Aug. 2023 So when Bill invites Mike along for one last hurrah with the White Sox in 1975, Mike figures this is his chance to prove himself to his dad. Michaela Zee, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 One last hurrah From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Kennedy will welcome the Taylor Schools Alumni Association to campus one last time, with parking available in former student lots. Madeline Beck, Detroit Free Press, 14 July 2023 The actor said that while the network has not axed the series, the original cast is viewing the 20th season as its last hurrah. Zack Sharf, Variety, 9 Feb. 2023 The brand’s last hurrah, the Facel II, is a big part of the reason why. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2023 After the court-martial of the Wager’s survivors — its surprising outcome a revealing moral deflection by the British Admiralty — the men by and large vanish from the public record, and thus from the story, though Cheap had one last hurrah. Carl Hoffman, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 The duo commemorated their last hurrah together with a heartfelt embrace. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2023 Bid adieu to your friends and relatives with one last hurrah (complete with all your favorite comfort foods) and get excited for the most unforgettable experience of your life. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of last hurrah was in 1966

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“Last hurrah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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