Last year Villegas ended a year-long relationship with a man who was physically abusive.
The great food that summer ended up putting 25 extra pounds on my frame.
They ended by getting lost, something you might think impossible to do on a river flowing toward your destination.
“Peter called agents for me, and people came to see me in that play, and I ended up getting an agent from it,” she says.
They ended up crawling for much of the journey, scaling electric fences and fending off wild animals in freezing conditions.
Slowly he looked up from the brief expression with which he had ended.
But your father says the charter arrangement is ended, and you may go where you like in your steamer.
At length the turnkey said that the time allowed for the interview was ended.
And so for the time being, at least, ended the awful work of the Flying Fish.
The isolation of England has ended in the isolation of Germany.
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Original sense of "outermost part" is obsolete except in phrase ends of the earth.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]