last gasp

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the point of death or exhaustion or completion

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I loaded all my cannon, as I called them - that is to say, my muskets, which were mounted upon my new fortification - and all my pistols, and resolved to defend myself to the last gasp - not forgetting seriously to commend myself to the Divine protection, and earnestly to pray to God to deliver me out of the hands of the barbarians.
It was one evening, when being brought, as I may say, to the last gasp, I think I may truly say I was distracted and raving, when prompted by I know not what spirit, and, as it were, doing I did not know what or why, I dressed me (for I had still pretty good clothes) and went out.
It would be like you if you used up our last gasp of oxygen in abusing each other.
He is almost at his last gasp, yet he corrupts others.
All the Chinamen on deck appeared at their last gasp.
The current was more rapid now, the steamer seemed at her last gasp, the stern-wheel flopped languidly, and I caught myself listening on tiptoe for the next beat of the float, for in sober truth I expected the wretched thing to give up every moment.
And he who roused this consciousness in them showed them at the same time, by every word he spoke in the pulpit, and by his whole daily life, how that battle was to be fought, and stood there before them their fellow-soldier and the captain of their band--the true sort of captain, too, for a boy's army--one who had no misgivings, and gave no uncertain word of command, and, let who would yield or make truce, would fight the fight out (so every boy felt) to the last gasp and the last drop of blood.
Come on, Bunny; run to the last gasp, and leave the rest to me.
But the old man was at his last gasp, and had barely murmured his confession of faith when he expired.
The equaliser came when a shot from Wilfried Bony deflected off the foot of Adil Rami and into the net and that looked to be that until De Bruyne's last gasp goal.
Institute 2 Cliftonville 3 INSTITUTE boss Paul Kee was as sick as the proverbial parrot following his side's last gasp home defeat to Cliftonville.
Uncovering recent assassination attempts aimed at security officials and the string of suicide bombings that shook certain hotels is the last gasp of someone giving up the ghost, he said.
Dubai: Al Jazira coach Walter Zenga credited his sides' persistence as they staged a last gasp comeback away to Al Dhafra in the League Cup semi-final on Saturday.
23 Sickened Sam Warburton admits he's demoralised after Wales missed out on a win over the Wallabies at the last gasp in Melbourne yesterday.
NORTON leaked a last gasp goal as they lost 3-2 at home to Bishop Auckland in the Northern League top flight.