Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being or coming last; finality.

Etymologies

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last +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The movie's "lastness" signifies nothing - except, perhaps, Dennis

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  • This may alleviate the reader's anxiety at having to imagine lastness and the void that must follow lastness, but it isn't what Verney himself has in mind.

    Paley, "Apocalypse Without Millenium" Part 2

  • His beginning hath had no beginning other than His Own firstness and His end knoweth no end save His Own lastness.

    Selections From the Writings of the Báb

  • Last oweth its lastness unto It. In the time of the First Manifestation the Primal Will appeared in Adam; in the day of Noah It.became known in Noah; in the day of Abraham in Him; and so in the day of Moses; the day of Jesus; the day of Muḥammad, the

    Selections From the Writings of the Báb

  • His lastness had consumed his every thought, drove him from his childhood home, isolated him, and almost made him push Pa'aga onto the ground, going against his own very nature.

    Citizen of the Month

  • So an elderly iceberg that has "jumped ship from the loosening Arctic" wanders up the Bristol Channel: "It wasn't the last,/just a message from lastness".

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  • [12] while two publications combined misogyny with the now familiar play on lastness: "Why not the last Woman?" asked The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles

    Paley, "Apocalypse Without Millennium"

  • And thus firstness and lastness, outwardness and inwardness are, in the sense referred to, true of thyself, that in these four states conferred upon thee thou shouldst comprehend the four divine states, and that the nightingale of thine heart on all the branches of the rosetree of existence, whether visible or concealed, should cry out: “He is the first and the last, the Seen and the

    The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys

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