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1 following all others of the same kind in order or time
  • last one in the pool is a rotten egg
  • fans waiting for the last book in the series to be released

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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 and technology

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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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Adjective

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

Verb

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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The first known use of last was before the 12th century

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“Last.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/last. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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