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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAST GASP

It is necessary that they should have a hairdresser even to the last gasp!

He had sunk down on the snow in the circle of his blood and was plainly in the last gasp.

I felt that, as it had now come to the last gasp, it was mine to comfort her.

Why that rascal huddled up at the back there as if he was just at his last gasp.

"That I can fully answer," said he, now almost at his last gasp.

I hurried her off, telling her the child might be just at the last gasp, and we must hasten.

Already the wise ones are hearing the death rattle and last gasp.

Our mercantile marine is at the last gasp (warlike digression).

No, I felt that I could not do that, but that I would sooner fight for it to the last gasp.

But, just at her last gasp, the girl saw a light, and heard the tinkling of a hammer.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., gaspen, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse geispa "to yawn," or its Danish derivative gispe "gasp," which probably are related to Old Norse gapa (see gape). Related: Gasped; gasping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAST GASP

last breath

noundying moment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.