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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASTING

A period of quiescence then followed, lasting until, we will say, 1865.

There is a man here who has earned a lasting place in our hearts and in our history.

I did not even tell her that I owed the worst and most lasting of my wounds to Philip.

May my attachment to her be pure as devotion, and lasting as immortal life!

Surely what they prized so highly must have had real and lasting worth?

Such likings at first sight often ripen into lasting friendships.

She loved him with a pure, devoted, absolute, and lasting affection.

"Lalla Rookh," and his "Irish Melodies" have won for him a lasting fame as a poet.

The batteries had an excellent chance of lasting longer than he would.

This point is very important if a monogamous union is to be lasting.

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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