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con·clude

 (kən-klo͞od′)
v. con·clud·ed, con·clud·ing, con·cludes
v.tr.
1. To bring to an end; close: concluded the rally with the national anthem. See Synonyms at complete.
2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement): conclude a peace treaty.
3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning: The jury concluded that the defendant was innocent. See Synonyms at decide.
4. Obsolete To confine; enclose.
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; close: The show concluded with a dance routine.
2. To come to a decision or agreement: The committee concluded on a course of action.

[Middle English concluden, from Latin conclūdere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + claudere, to close.]

con·clud′er n.

concluding

(kənˈkluːdɪŋ)
adj
final: the serial's concluding episode.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.concluding - occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"
closing - final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"

concluding

adjective
Coming after all others:
Translations

concluding

[kənˈkluːdɪŋ] ADJfinal

concluding

[kənˈkluːdɪŋ] adj [remarks, comments, section, paragraph] → final(e)

concluding

adj remarks, wordsabschließend, Schluss-; concluding bars/linesSchlusstakte/-zeilen pl; the concluding stages of the tournamentdie letzten Durchgänge des Turniers

concluding

[kənˈkluːdɪŋ] adj (remarks etc) → conclusivo/a, finale
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Why, so they are, Uncle Venner," remarked Phoebe after a pause; for she had been trying to fathom the profundity and appositeness of this concluding apothegm.
All these queer proceedings increased my uncomfortableness, and seeing him now exhibiting strong symptoms of concluding his business operations, and jumping into bed with me, I thought it was high time, now or never, before the light was put out, to break the spell into which I had so long been bound.
As he mounted the deck, ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness --his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that his ship was indeed what in the Fishery is technically called a clean one (that is, an empty one), well deserving the name of Jungfrau or the Virgin.
In concluding these little incidents of lawful trade, we must beg the world not to think that American legislators are entirely destitute of humanity, as might, perhaps, be unfairly inferred from the great efforts made in our national body to protect and perpetuate this species of traffic.
Rebecca was now thirteen; she had played the melodeon, led the singing, delivered her aunts' invitation with an air of great worldly wisdom, and he, concluding that she must be a youthful pillar of the church, called upon her with the utmost simplicity.
She read the concluding lines, and was all flutter and happiness.
When Sir John returned, he joined most heartily in the general regret on so unfortunate an event; concluding however by observing, that as they were all got together, they must do something by way of being happy; and after some consultation it was agreed, that although happiness could only be enjoyed at Whitwell, they might procure a tolerable composure of mind by driving about the country.
With that concluding word, the whole assembly, exalting their pilgrim's staves, rushed round me in a body; and I, having no weapon to raise in self-defence, commenced grappling with Joseph, my nearest and most ferocious assailant, for his.
She and Jerry had beheld the coach start, had known who it was that Solomon brought, had passed some ten minutes in tortures of suspense, and were now concluding their arrangements to follow the coach, even as Madame Defarge, taking her way through the streets, now drew nearer and nearer to the else-deserted lodging in which they held their consultation.
I was so repelled by his odious behaviour, particularly by this concluding instance, that I turned away without any ceremony; and left him doubled up in the middle of the garden, like a scarecrow in want of support.
From Little Britain, I went, with my cheque in my pocket, to Miss Skiffins's brother, the accountant; and Miss Skiffins's brother, the accountant, going straight to Clarriker's and bringing Clarriker to me, I had the great satisfaction of concluding that arrangement.
But when he heard the concluding part of the sentence, his original terror appeared to revive in full force, and he dropt once more on his face, exclaiming, ``I possess the means of securing good-will