The blast was so strong,” he said, “we thought the world was ending.
As for the further talks, the United States wants to talk about ending Iran's nuclear program.
ending the embargo would incur no danger to America, but it would present a considerable challenge to the Communist Party of Cuba.
Take, for example, ending Spending, an organization dedicated to shrinking the government.
Because the Senate was opening and ending sessions every three days, Bush was prevented the option of a recess appointment.
He has saved me the trouble of ending his life, as I should sooner or later have had to do.
It had been a day of trouble; and thus was it ending in fresh sorrow and fear.
The nerves of the sense of touch have their ending in the outer covering or skin of the body.
The remainder went on with the feast, which seemed to have no ending.
A civil war, commencing in sarcasm and ending in bloodshed, may be caused by a ridiculous manifestation.
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Original sense of "outermost part" is obsolete except in phrase ends of the earth.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]