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  • v. hang on during a trial of endurance


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  • Had Loubet, despite the threat hanging over him, been able to last out so long without a drink?

    Seven Little Crosses

  • Regrouping, Chamberlain got the last out of the inning and trudged slowly to the dugout.

    One Season

  • Maddy, last out of the elevator, had jimmied its door open with a powerjack.


  • Even as Preacher Wil was recording the last out of the frame, Rubys hopes were fading.

    Sluggers: Water, Water Everywhere

  • In 1975, he had made the last out in Game Seven of the World Series, lofting a gentle fly ball to Cesar Geronimo in center field in the bottom of the ninth.

    The Greatest Game

  • When the Yankees won that championship in 2000, Mariano Rivera took care of the last out of a game started by Andy Pettitte, with Jorge Posada behind the plate and Derek Jeter at shortstop.

    One Season

  • Slamming the door completely on the Sox was Phil Hughes, who got the last out in the eighth inning; Mariano Rivera, who worked the ninth against the heart of the Red Sox batting order; Alfredo Aceves, who was summoned to throw three truly underrated innings; Brian Bruney, who in recording six outs gave the crowd a scare in the 14th when newly acquired Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez sent one of his pitches to the wall in right field, where it was flagged down by reserve outfielder Eric Hinske; and Phil Coke, who got three quick outs in the top of the 15th.

    One Season

  • He was warmly clad, had killed a moose and made a camp in the spruce-bottom, prepared to last out the winter unless a search party found him or scurvy claimed him.

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”


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