If you try to do anything else first, an emergency could end up wrecking it.
I mean, I do end up writing, but in a twelve hour writing day, I have about four hours of actual writing.
How did a former governor—and a rising star in the Democratic Party—end up in a situation like this?
She talks about people who end up taking years and years, until middle age, to pay off their debts.
Extremes are always their own side's worst enemy, in part because they end up serving as recruiting tools for the other party.
Course, she was just keepin' her end up, and makin' believe I was doing my share, too.
And they can end up by exerting serious influence in cultural patterns.
"You're still seventy miles from the Stikine when you end up at the Kwadocha," he went on, thumbing the map.
Sometimes I get to feeling that they will end up as—as psychopathic barbarians.
So Chapin picked it up, rested it on his shoulders, and shoved the end up to the window.
Old English ende "end, conclusion, boundary, district, species, class," from Proto-Germanic *andja (cf. Old Frisian enda, Old Dutch ende, Dutch einde, Old Norse endir "end;" Old High German enti "top, forehead, end," German ende, Gothic andeis "end"), originally "the opposite side," from PIE *antjo "end, boundary," from root *ant- "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Original sense of "outermost part" is obsolete except in phrase ends of the earth.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 Old English. Meaning "division or quarter of a town" was in Old English. 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 figurative sense is from 1968. End time in reference to the end of the world is from 1917. To end it all "commit suicide" is attested by 1911. 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. [Thomas Fuller, "The History of the Worthies of England," 1662]
in Heb. 13:7, is the rendering of the unusual Greek word _ekbasin_, meaning "outcome", i.e., death. It occurs only elsewhere in 1 Cor. 10:13, where it is rendered "escape."