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finish line

noun
1.
a line marking the end of a race.
Origin of finish line
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • A very pretty race, my dears, but shall we call this the finish line?

    Saboteurs on the River Mildred A. Wirt
  • Carter broke an oar near the finish line, and it was all up then.

    The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick
  • For below there on the flashing river the two boats were crossing the finish line, Hammond a half length to the good!

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
  • As he crossed the finish line, Bert was ahead by the length of a wheel!

  • Barclay ran across the track with one end of the tape,—the finish line; Mr. Randolph held the other.

    The Jester of St. Timothy's Arthur Stanwood Pier

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