lasts

[ last, lahst ]SEE DEFINITION OF lasts
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASTS

Winter lasts eight months, and the short summer is tropical.

There is little time for pleasant talk on a farm while daylight lasts.

Something that lasts only a second, but in which you have a share.

The period was now entered when the day lasts twenty- four hours.

If he lasts out, he'll go to where he came from, and we'll find out who's in back of all this.

If it lasts all day, and if—he has any more of it to-night, will it hurt him?

Your job, Mr. Hardy, lasts jest as long as I want it to––and no longer.

“It lasts a long time with that one egg,” said the Duck who sat there.

And this world, as long as it lasts—what would it be in that event?

This constitutes what is known as the incubation period, and lasts about ten days.

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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