Then, in 2012, he said he thought special operations forces and intelligence would be last out, as they had been first in.
He seemed happy, almost joyous, in the thought that he and I were at last out of the reach of men.
The man who is the last out and the first in when all hands are called.
The pen had dropped at last out of his hand upon the paper, leaving a blot and a smear upon it.
You once said he could not last out a certain twenty-four-hour race.
And at last out of the awful whirlwind God speaks: "Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?"
He knew the food could not last out, and was saving his rations for the time of emergency.
"I can last out longer than these brutes have any idea of," he said gaily.
“I only hope I can last out until I get home,” 172 he went on.
"Besides, my clothes will last out my time," she said with a smile.
"following all others," from Old English latost (adj.) and lætest (adv.), superlative of læt (see late). Cognate with Old Frisian lest, Dutch laatst, Old High German laggost, German letzt. Meaning "most recent" is from c.1200. The noun, "last person or thing," is c.1200, from the adjective. Last hurrah is from the title of Edwin O'Connor's 1956 novel. Last word "final, definitive statement" is from 1650s. A dying person's last words so called by 1740. As an adjective, last-minute attested from 1913. Last-chance (adj.) is from 1962.
"endure, go on existing," from Old English læstan "to continue, endure," earlier "accomplish, carry out," literally "to follow a track," from Proto-Germanic *laistjan "to follow a track" (cf. Gothic laistjan "to follow," Old Frisian lasta "to fulfill, to pay (duties)," German leisten "to perform, achieve, afford"), from PIE *leis- "track, furrow."
Related to last (n.), not to last (adj.). Related: Lasted; lasting.
"shoemaker's block," from Old English læste, from last "track, footprint, trace," from Proto-Germanic *laist- (cf. Old Norse leistr "the foot," Middle Dutch, Dutch leest "form, model, last," Old High German leist "track, footprint," German Leisten "last," Gothic laistjan "to follow," Old English læran "to teach"); see last (v.).