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Definition of Last

  • Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a line of soldiers; the last page in a book; his last chance.
  • Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
  • Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
  • Lowest in rank or degree; as, the a last place finish.
  • Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.
  • At a time or on an occasion which is the latest of all those spoken of or which have occurred; the last time; as, I saw him last in New York.
  • In conclusion; finally; lastly.
  • At a time next preceding the present time.
  • To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
  • To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.
  • A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
  • To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
  • A load; a heavy burden; hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4,000 lbs., but varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1,700 lbs.
  • The burden of a ship; a cargo.
  • a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do
  • holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
  • the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence
  • a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  • a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
  • the last or lowest in an ordering or series
  • the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
  • the temporal end; the concluding time
  • continue to live and avoid dying
  • persist for a specified period of time
  • most recently
  • the item at the end
  • coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining

How to use last in a sentence. Last pronunciation.

At last, a figure came from the door and went quickly down the hillside.
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
There were things to be said for the first and last time and then be buried for ever.
His judgment upon last night's event was not coloured by a single direct criticism upon the girl.
But he could not prevent the suggestion suddenly flashing into his mind that she had thought of herself first and last.
As he turned his course to the Nile, and crossed over the great bridge, there went clanking by in chains a hundred conscripts, torn from their homes in the Fayoum, bidding farewell for ever to their friends, receiving their last offerings, for they had no hope of return.
He had seen it in the look of her face last night.
Shall I at last whisper, and follow, and evade, believe in no one, much less in myself, steal in and out of men's confidences to use them for my own purposes?
At last, however, she met David's eyes, and they guided her, for in them was a steady strength and force which gave her confidence.
The suggestion in his words had seemed natural; but, from the first, a sharp suspicion was in the mind of Hylda, and his last words had convinced her that if Nahoum did not surely know the truth, he suspected it all too well.
At first it seemed to her that a trap had been set, and that David was to be the victim of Oriental duplicity; but revolt, as she did, from the miserable creature before them, she saw at last that he spoke the truth.
Presently in a red fury he cried: "Go-go-go, and bring me back by midnight Nahoum, and Foorgat's treasures, to the last piastre.
He had fought for his uncle's fortune, and had got it at last yesterday without a penny of backsheesh.
Thou didst give her in marriage, and she came to the harem of Prince Harrik at last.
At last his watching had its reward.
Though the words were spoken with an air of ingenuous welcome, David felt the malignity in the last phrase, and knew that now was come the most fateful moment of his life.

Examples of Last

Example #1
Who, think thee, was it?
Example #2
I could not hear what was said.
Example #3
But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
Example #4
For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
Example #5
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #6
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.