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- adj. Alternative spelling of last-gasp.
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- n. the point of death or exhaustion or completion
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Their attack was seen as the last gasp of the old order trying to bring down Veelox.
Malleal screeched, not like a falcon riding the winds, but like the last gasp of a cornered creature, the sound of the fear of death.
If Leighton were to declare that Hornblower had fought at Rosas contrary to the spirit of his orders; if the court martial were to decide that the Sutherland had not been fought to the last gasp — and courts martial were chancy affairs; if — if — if.
My son, Jeffery James, struggled and drew his last gasp of breath and his little body went limp.
In a kind of last gasp of the golfing day, I reached the fringe of the eighteenth in two shots, chipped on, but then missed a two-footer for par.
The dance consumed them, took every last gasp from their bodies, cindered every last sense.
With his last gasp he will make a phrase to flabbergast a dolt.
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.