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  • It was a final act of a nation's service to Stanley Dunham in return for his service to America.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Town Hall Meeting with Veterans and Military Families

  • I have to take the bottle of beer out of my back pocket and really lean in and yank the ignition cord, but after I deliver a few frame-rattling tugs, the engine turns over, and what I believe to be my final act on The Farm begins.


  • But no: for Stevie all his costumes, all his cooking, all the stratagems of his musical, mystical body, all his hypnotizing actions and behaviors, all, all, all for him were nothing more than pre-foreplay, lead-ins to the final final act of finale, the moment when climax changed to dénouement.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • THE return of Prenk Pasha to his people was the final act in the great drama of the Coming of the Constitution.

    High Albania

  • Mostly they were quiet now, engrossed in the final act of the tragedy which was about to take place in the bright sunshine of the water-meadow where the London pikemen and the wreckage of their brother regiments were huddled, waiting for the last great Royalist assault.

    War Game

  • Then she spoke in a voice that was full and measured, "Christian, I suggest that for the final act you appear as a little girl dressed up in baby-clothes, and sing and dance for us."


  • It was sundown, and I was staring with all my eyes at Silas Dunlap who was just in the final act of dying.

    Chapter 13

  • It was a nation's final act of service and gratitude to Stanley Dunham - an America that stood by my grandfather when he took off the uniform, and never left his side.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Veterans Remarks


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