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  • Thus, each outlay of dutiful public "support" was eventually marred by some tactless remark or hint of encouragement to an outraged bitter-ender that, if only they kept faith, there might still be a way.

    Hillary Goes Out With a Whimper

  • She was not a bitter-ender; she intends to vote for Barack Obama and said there was never any chance she would not support the Democratic nominee.

    North Star

  • Yes, there are still bitter-ender Basque, IRA, and Maoist terrorists at work; the PLO's nihilistic progeny still attack Israel when not attacking each other; Russia is still a destabilizing power.

    "We're not winning, we're not losing."

  • Democrats in Iowa, New Hampshire and numerous elsewheres disagreed, but Ms. Hope was a bitter-ender, urging Mr. Dean to drop plans to make Wisconsin his last stand and crash his Zero into the New York primary-forget about John Kerry getting cut up.

    A Woman Called Hope Installs Mrs. Clinton At Democratic Podium

  • I'm going to be a bitter-ender, in at least one thing: I'm going to stick to my Dinky-Dunk to the last ditch.

    The Prairie Child

  • Only a bitter-ender could deny that some comic book writers have had a big enough cultural impact - and have come up with resonant enough stuff - to merit a real scholarly look-see.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Dan McLaughlin: Matt Damon: propagandist for bitter-ender jihadists in Iraq

    RedState

  • ... the preceding was brought to you by the bitter-ender contingent in the GOP caucus.

    Tickets For Big Michigan And Florida Meeting Already Sold Out!

  • There’s nothing like the spectacular flame-out of an arrogant bitter-ender.

    Firedoglake » DeLay: Can’t Resist the Brag

  • "bitter-ender" partisan armed with a tactical nuclear weapon annihilates a significant portion of a Earth naval fleet review.

    "MAIN" via Steve in Google Reader

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  • See bitter end for more.

    January 12, 2009

  • Hmmmm. Ciabatta dipped in quinine?

    January 12, 2009

  • Bitter end of what?

    January 12, 2009

  • (n): somewhat reproachful term for someone who will not compromise, but holds out until the bitter end.

    January 12, 2009