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

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The valorous retreat of the French and their last-ditch stand on the Marne compelled admiration.

He's been the people's Golden Boy, their last-ditch hope for peace.

Bear TrapAlan Edward Nourse

All those dying, suffering, last-ditch men lying around, and the two worn-out doctors hurrying among 'em—they didn't care.

They were, however, potentially so capable of making things worse that they would not be tried save as last-ditch measures.

The Vortex BlasterEdward Elmer Smith

As with the sixth and seventh resolves, this last-ditch effort made no difference.

The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783Virginia State Dept. of Education

I knew then that he had already bought forty thousand, and that this was the last-ditch stand.

Friday, the ThirteenthThomas W. Lawson