as the final action, esp before retiring to bed at night
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How to use last thing in a sentence
I have two kids and the last thing we want is to see our kids being attacked in their own homes.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The last thing I remember him saying was he did a good job,” Leal told People.Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More | Marlow Stern | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“When Tibor died we did a retrospective of MCo., and the lamp was the last thing you saw,” she says.
The last thing Beijing wants is America active in the North, just on the Chinese border.
“Aye,” his father said—the last thing he would ever say to him.
The last thing—against the skyline—a little column of French soldiers of the line charging back upwards towards the lost redoubt.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
I'm staying here because if it's the last thing I do, I'm going to convince you that I'm not a killer.
He has slipped out of the troopers' hands and beyond our reproaches--but I think the last thing he did will count for a little.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
He said, Stay with your father and be a good girl, laughed Sue, the last thing I would think of doing.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
But it is to be clearly understood that I promise nothing, and may throw in your face the very last thing you expect—or I expect.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson