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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 years ago

Can "Last stand" mean a person's end/death/final hour?

Is that perfectly acceptable, or should i word it differently? Thanks!

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    A "last stand" usually does end in the noble death of the hero, but normally in battle, when he finally succumbs against overwhelming odds. So use that expression sparingly. Not really describing a peaceful death surrounded by loving family etc.

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  • jad62
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    That's what the phrase means, but using it would depend on the situation, which is usually in battle. Otherwise, it may seem melodramatic.

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  • 9 years ago

    Not necessarily. "Last Stand" might even mean a last ditch attempt at something.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    yeah or it can mean like finally chance to make something right but yeah its more something involving end.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes it can mean that.

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