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ending

[en-ding] /ˈɛn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close:
Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season.
2.
the final or concluding part; conclusion:
a story with a happy ending.
3.
death; destruction.
4.
Grammar. a morpheme, especially an inflection, at the end of a word, as -s in cuts.
5.
(not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow.
Origin of ending
1000
before 1000; Middle English endyng, Old English endung. See end1, -ing1
Related forms
unending, adjective
unendingly, adverb
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  • Waterloo Station in war time presents a picture of unending interest.

  • There was unending work, but no visible fruit, either for the cause or for myself.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • A great reach of flashing glory beyond opens on us, as we round each new headland in that unending voyage.

  • The tale of loveliness in our land is varied and unending, but it is not in the grand manner.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
  • Servants and children indulged in unending turmoil and conflict.

    Dickens As an Educator James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for unending

unending

/ʌnˈɛndɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having or seeming to have no end; interminable

ending

/ˈɛndɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of bringing to or reaching an end
2.
the last part of something, as a book, film, etc
3.
the final part of a word, esp a suffix
4.
(chess) another word for endgame
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Word Origin and History for unending
adj.

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + present participle of end.

ending

n.

"a coming to an end," Old English endunge, verbal noun from end (v.).

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