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Word Example of - end

    Example Sentences for end

    And here and on this wise let my fanciful tale about letters and teachers of letters come to an end.

    Who saw its fires here rise, and there descend, Explain his own beginning, or his end?

    His thoughts now leaped to the end as blindly as they had shrunk from it before.

    "I wish we could stay and see the end of this," said one of the members.

    When the end came it was like falling out of a balcony into the street.

    What even denied a cordial at his end, Banished the doctor, and expelled the friend?

    I told you the other day that I had come to the end of my power of endurance.

    Ignacio, you are near the end of your rope, and you may as well prepare for your fate.

    To the end of his life he labored over the lessons then taught.

    To have it end ridiculously, to have her become a laughing stock, would be too cruel.

Word Origin & History of - end

    Word Origin & History

    end O.E. ende, from P.Gmc. *andja (cf. O.Fris. enda, O.N. endir, O.H.G. enti), originally "the opposite side," from PIE *antjo "end, boundary," from base anta-/*anti- "opposite, in front of, before" (see ante). Original sense of "outermost part" is obsolete except in phrase ends of the earth. Sense of "destruction, death" was in O.E. Meaning "division or quarter of a town" was in O.E. The verb is from O.E. endian. The end "the last straw, the limit" (in a disparaging sense) is from 1929. The phrase end run is first attested 1902 in U.S. football; extended to military tactics in World War II; general ...fig. sense is from 1968. End time in ref. to the end of the world is from 1917. Be-all and end-all is from Shakespeare ("Macbeth" I.vii.5)."Worldly wealth he cared not for, desiring onely to make both ends meet." [1662]

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