tail end


Definition of tail end

1 : the concluding period the tail end of the session
3 : the hindmost end

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Examples of tail end in a Sentence

all I saw was his tail end vanishing around the door
Recent Examples on the Web At the tail end of a year where unemployment, homelessness and hunger climbed, Ingram, teammates Jaxson Hayes and Lonzo Ball, and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson all made contributions within the community. Christian Clark, NOLA.com, "From Brandon Ingram to Gayle Benson, Pelicans are giving back during holiday season," 25 Dec. 2020 The first big outbreak at Loretto came this summer, on the tail end of a wave that hit a lot of rural counties. Lisa Riordan Seville, NBC News, "'Like a war zone': Prison that freed Paul Manafort early now ravaged by Covid," 19 Dec. 2020 The center likely will open sometime in 2022, perhaps on the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, which has laid bare the health and wellness disparities that exist along lines of race, ethnicity, age and class. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "LifeBridge Health unveils trauma-informed care center designed to help aid Baltimore crime fight," 12 Nov. 2020 Moreover, the capacity of the bitcoin network failed to keep up with rising demand, leading to skyrocketing fees and long wait times at the tail end of the last bitcoin boom in 2017. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Bitcoin price passes $20,000, setting new record," 16 Dec. 2020 Releasing an album, particularly a dance album, at the tail end of a generally heinous year during which most of us didn't really dance at all isn't necessarily an intuitive move. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Anabel Englund Found Herself Via Her Debut Album, But She's Already Evolved Beyond It," 15 Dec. 2020 The sanctions announcement against the two officers, coming at the tail end of the Trump administration, were largely symbolic. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "US formally blames two Iranian officers for abduction, likely death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson," 14 Dec. 2020 The surprise move comes at the tail end of a week to remember in the IPO market. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Roblox Delays IPO Until Next Year," 12 Dec. 2020 The news comes at the tail end of the deadliest week of the pandemic recorded so far, with roughly 2,332 new daily deaths on average over the past seven days. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine approved, beginning scramble to innoculate millions," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of tail end

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Tail end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tail%20end. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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