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Mr. Pinhorn turned with a look of consternation clearly indicating that this was the last straw.

She thought every one was very unkind, and it seemed the last straw when father took Dick's part against her.

It is not the last straw that breaks the camel's back, but it is all the straws.

The Education of American GirlsAnna Callender Brackett

Now go to bed, and do not let the trouble worry you, my sweet; that would indeed be the last straw.

It seemed the last straw that she could not bear, said her heart as she turned away from him.

VirginiaEllen Glasgow

And the gleaming whiteness of Mr. Williams' friendly and benignant smile was the last straw.

This breaking-out, he reflected wrathfully, was the last straw.

MikeP. G. Wodehouse

His falling weight added the last straw to the overstrained floor timbers.

And now, this morning, the last straw had fallen; he could bear the burden of respectability no longer.

On a sudden a mean little cur darted from one side and nipped him in his heel—and this was the last straw.

The Pike's Peak RushEdwin L. Sabin

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