see the last of (someone or something)

idiom

: to see (someone or something) for the last time
I hope that we have finally seen the last of them.

Examples of see the last of (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ten of the 100 best spots in the state for spotting whales are here along the Whale Trail (see the last of the Gray Whales in May and humpbacks from August to September). Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 May 2023 Fans will soon see the last of Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy on The Good Doctor. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 Waukegan officials must be glad to see the last of August. Charles Selle, Chicago Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 And don’t expect to see the last of this asteroid system in 2022. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 23 Sep. 2022 To tell her would be to see the last of his sister’s good opinion vanish forever. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2021 After that, many Iranians were only too happy to see the last of the conservationists. Frans Lanting, National Geographic, 12 Nov. 2020

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“See the last of (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/see%20the%20last%20of%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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