Definitions

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  • adj. lowest in rank or importance

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Examples

  • In keeping with the notion of "last-place aversion", the people who were a spot away from the bottom were the most likely to give the money to the person above them: rewarding the "rich" but ensuring that someone remained poorer than themselves.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • And the fact that the crowd seems, well, happy to cheer for their last-place team— something the Yankees will never know.

    The Park Where Nobody's a Cynic

  • He has now allowed only one goal in four straight games (all wins) and was named first star in the first three games — not bad for a goalie on a last-place team.

    Swede, Californian impress at recent tournament

  • They're giving last-place NBC much better ratings than it usually gets.

    Vancouver ratings not measuring up to Salt Lake's 2002 numbers

  • Even if they didn't take a single point from their final two games, they would have the second-highest points total for a last-place side since the Premier League moved to its current 20-team format in 1995.

    Parity, Yes, Parity, Returns to English Soccer

  • Despite the last-place finish in the division, the Tigers were playing their best basketball of the season at the end and could build on that momentum heading into next year.

    LSU - Team Notes

  • The team's top priority is fixing the last-place defense, which will be the focus of the draft, and Fox said he wouldn't have a problem if the Broncos want to stick with the 3-4 defensive scheme they've employed since 2009 even though he mostly used a 4-3 look in Carolina.

    John Fox Hired As Broncos Head Coach

  • With a 2-14 mark in the Big 12, the Huskers suffered a last-place conference finish for just the second time in 48 years.

    Nebraska - Team Notes

  • Still, with a new athletic director being hired on March 11 and the Owls coming off a last-place finish in a Conference USA that may have had its worst season to date, the pressure is on Braun to turn things around in a hurry.

    Conference USA

  • I'm reminded of Che Guevara's observation on Chile circa 1952, in The Motorcycle Diaries, just a few 'graphs down from his observation that 40,000 supporters of then last-place presidential candidate Salvador Allende had been denied the right to vote:

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

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