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last word

the closing remark or comment, as in an argument:
By the rules of debate she would have the last word.
a final or definitive work, statement, etc.:
This report is the last word on the treatment of arthritis.
the latest, most modern thing:
Casual hairdos are the last word this season.
Origin of last word
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even then she has to have the last word with a quiet but definite sound.
  • To put the last word on the page brings the process to an end.
  • Neither is this particular research the last word on the topic.
  • Be the last word on the product, and your magazine becomes a place advertisers can't afford not to be.
  • But that is unlikely to be the last word: an appeal is in the works.
  • It does not try to define its subject, or have the last word on it, but-at its best-illuminates it in many different ways.
  • It was far-fetched to think that this supposedly bipartisan panel would provide the last word on the crisis.
  • The last word may, nevertheless, come from a satellite.
  • On the basis of this report, hardly the last word, such a finding seems unlikely.
  • However, it will be viewers who will have the last word as to which groom-to-be marries with which bride-to-be.

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