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eleventh hour

noun as in the last possible moment

adjective as in last-minute

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All this has created an outpouring of national sentiment and a predictable flurry of eleventh-hour government initiatives.

She won an Emmy in 1963 for an episode of The Eleventh Hour.

No more eleventh-hour miracles—the inevitable finally has to happen.

In fact Kennedy and Khrushchev did bend the bars just enough to reach out to each other at the eleventh hour.

A lot of what is going on is “political grandstanding,” Obama said, and generally the crisis is averted at the eleventh hour.

To go back on it, and at the eleventh hour, would proclaim him weak and vacillating, and the effect might be as Strachan said.

The whole being recoiled now, at the eleventh hour, as a fierce wild creature that one tries to bury alive.

And this eleventh-hour reminder gave him the excuse which later, in his superconscientiousness, he deemed a necessity.

Thou shalt not at the eleventh hour begin to hunt material for thy paper.

It came now, kindly, friendly and even affectionate, at the very eleventh hour.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to eleventh-hour, such as: do-or-die, frantic, last gasp, desperate, final, and last chance.

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