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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAST OUT

The man who is the last out and the first in when all hands are called.

With these and the lamps we may have sufficient light to last out our trip.

You once said he could not last out a certain twenty-four-hour race.

He knew the food could not last out, and was saving his rations for the time of emergency.

“I only hope I can last out until I get home,” 172 he went on.

He has been long in contempt, and at last out of money, and then men cry 'alas!'

There was not enough to last out the voyage, but we had guns and powder.

Food must be gathered and stored, enough to last out the long winter.

The doctors, however, had pronounced him at last out of danger.

She was delighted to have irritated him at last out of his calmness.

WORD ORIGIN

"following all others," from Old English latost (adj.) and lætest (adv.), superlative of læt (see late). Cognate with Old Frisian lest, Dutch laatst, Old High German laggost, German letzt. Meaning "most recent" is from c.1200. The noun, "last person or thing," is c.1200, from the adjective. Last hurrah is from the title of Edwin O'Connor's 1956 novel. Last word "final, definitive statement" is from 1650s. A dying person's last words so called by 1740. As an adjective, last-minute attested from 1913. Last-chance (adj.) is from 1962.

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