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the person or thing that comes after all the others
I think this box is the last.
the last to do something
He was the first to arrive and the last to leave.
at (long) last
if something happens at last, it happens after you have been hoping, waiting, or working for it a long time
At last it was time to leave.
We reached the summit at last.
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the day/week/year etc before last
the day, week etc before the one that has just finished
I sent the letter off the week before last.
the last of something
the remaining parts of something
John ate the last of the bread at lunchtime.
somebody hasn't heard the last of somebody/something
if you have not heard the last of someone or something, they may return and cause problems for you in the future
We haven't heard the last of football violence.
somebody will never hear the last of something
if you will never hear the last of something, someone will be angry with you about it for a long time
If my mother sees me, I'll never hear the last of this.
the last I heard
used to tell someone the most recent news that you know about a person or situation
The last I heard, she was at college studying law.
to the last
until the end of an event or the end of someone's life
He died in 1987, insisting to the last he was innocent.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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