last word


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the final statement in a verbal argument

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an authoritative statement

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Esther, whose eyes had come alive and her cheeks flushed during these last words, relapsed in a second into a state of petrifaction.
Ladislaw felt the awkwardness of asking for more last words.
She spoke her last words to the housekeeper in cheerful tones, and when she seated herself in the carriage her eyes were bright and her cheeks blooming under the dismal bonnet.
She said the last words out loud, and the little thing grunted in reply (it had left off sneezing by this time).
In one last word, I have made a fool of myself--and you have taken the kindest possible way of telling me so.
What his last words meant I know no more than you do.
He managed to follow only the last words of the statutes and these remained in his mind.
With a strong emphasis on the last words, my worthy adviser, mindful of the flight of time and the claims of business, rose to take his leave.
She attempted to rise from her chair as she pronounced the last words.
At these last words, Pinocchio jumped up in a fury, took a hammer from the bench, and threw it with all his strength at the Talking Cricket.
And still thinking of his father's last words, and the look with which they were spoken, he knelt down and prayed that, come what might, he might never bring shame or sorrow on the dear folk at home.
The palmer whispered to them, as though offering last words of consolation; and the three men, with arms bound tightly behind their backs, ascended the scaffold, followed by their confessor.
Silence all," he called gloatingly, "for a mother's last words to her children.
The answer to those words--the last words that had trembled on the dying mother's lips--was coming fast.
From which last words the reader may possibly imagine, that this lady had read no more of the philosophy of Socrates, than she had of that of Alcibiades; and indeed we cannot resolve his curiosity as to this point.