last/dying breath


: the last breath taken before one dies
He blessed her with his last/dying breath.

Examples of last/dying breath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After months of back-and-forth negotiations, frustration and — at times — fireworks between legislators, the $51.8 million deal is on its last breath as the bill to cancel the sale passed Wednesday night and headed to Gov. Brad Little for his signature or veto. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 4 Apr. 2024 Scripture says Jesus hung on the cross from noon to 3 p.m., before drawing his last breath. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Mar. 2024 Scripture says Jesus hung on the cross from noon to 3 p.m., drawing his last breath. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 21 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately around 11pm Anna took her last breath. Shania Russell,, 11 Dec. 2023 Unfortunately around 11 pm Anna took her last breath. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 11 Dec. 2023 Tragically, many have taken their last breath on the floor. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2023 But now the iconic gag (both literal and figurative) is on its last breath. Vulture, 7 Nov. 2023 There is no proper reason to compel further testimony in a case about an allegedly late filing that has been investigated to its last breath for well over a year... Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 3 Nov. 2023

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“Last/dying breath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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