A final expedient or recourse to achieve some end or settle a difficulty. For example, If you don't improve, we'll try this new medication as a last resort. This term originally referred to a court of law from which there was no appeal. [Late 1600s]
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A Charlie Hebdo reporter said that security provision had been relaxed in the last month or so and the police car disappeared.
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Drugeon survived an airstrike last year and is believed to be still at large, officials have said.
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.
Among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.
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The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Dick was at the wharf, one day last week, when one of the up river boats arrived.
At last there appeared some probability of their accomplishing this, after a most curious and truly Mexican fashion.