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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASTED

His expedition, which left Copenhagen in 1761, lasted six years.

Old people have a remembrance of a foot of snow which lasted for a week.

But while it lasted no voice rang louder than that of Saunders McClellan's devil.

Life isn't as disheartening as it would be if it lasted longer.

The Franco-German war, therefore, lasted six and a half months.

But it was a one-sided struggle and lasted only for a second or two.

The winter lasted more than four months, and we made good times of it.

Falling in with an American in the Bay of Biscay, we got a barrel of beef which lasted us in.

This course of life may have lasted a fortnight; when I became heartily tired of it.

The firing was sharp on both sides, and it lasted a great while.

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.

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