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last

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2 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning
  • a book on the Kennedy assassination that supposedly is the last statement on what happened that fateful day
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3 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity
  • Our last praise should be reserved for those original thinkers who expand the frontiers of science.
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last, final, terminal, ultimate mean following all others (as in time, order, or importance). last applies to something that comes at the end of a series but does not always imply that the series is completed or stopped.
    • last page of a book
    • last news we had of him
final applies to that which definitely closes a series, process, or progress.
    • final day of school
terminal may indicate a limit of extension, growth, or development.
    • terminal phase of a disease
ultimate implies the last degree or stage of a long process beyond which further progress or change is impossible.
    • the ultimate collapse of the system

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1 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs
  • We were lucky that the batteries lasted until we could get to the store to buy more.
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2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • This heavy drought has lasted all summer.
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continue, last, endure, abide, persist mean to exist over a period of time or indefinitely. continue applies to a process going on without ending.
    • the search for peace will continue
last, especially when unqualified, may stress existing beyond what is normal or expected.
    • buy shoes that will last
endure adds an implication of resisting destructive forces or agencies.
    • in spite of everything, her faith endured
abide implies stable and constant existing especially as opposed to mutability.
    • a love that abides through 40 years of marriage
persist suggests outlasting the normal or appointed time and often connotes obstinacy or doggedness.
    • the sense of guilt persisted


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