If you try to do anything else first, an emergency could end up wrecking it.
“Welcome to the New World,” Ryan tells Ramius at the end of the movie.
I mean, I do end up writing, but in a twelve hour writing day, I have about four hours of actual writing.
Luckey says he understands why the hazing continues, despite all efforts to end it.
It was this time of year—a year ago at the end of February we were in the thick of it.
And here and on this wise let my fanciful tale about letters and teachers of letters come to an end.
It was thus Billy Brue found him at the end of his second day's search.
His thoughts now leaped to the end as blindly as they had shrunk from it before.
You know about this end of the game, and I'll have to be led entirely by you.
When the end came it was like falling out of a balcony into the street.
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Original sense of "outermost part" is obsolete except in phrase ends of the earth.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]
Variant of endo-.
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."