final stage

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: stage - the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
end game, endgame - the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board
end game, endgame - the final stages of an extended process of negotiation; "the diplomatic endgame"
homestretch - the end of an enterprise; "they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed"
passing - the end of something; "the passing of winter"
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There is, in extreme cases, a final stage of cynical candour when a nervous man, excited, and beside himself with emotion, will be afraid of nothing and ready for any sort of scandal, nay, glad of it.
It was nearly eleven o'clock when we reached this final stage of our night's adventures.
You should have heard me beg her to let me push on to the devil in my own way; there I spread myself, for I meant every word; but I swore the final stage would be a six-foot drop.
Mexico beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 to keep up their 100% record in the qualifiers and Guatemala recovered from the 5-0 defeat they suffered in Costa Rica on Saturday to defeat Honduras 1-0 at home and qualify for the final stage.
The final stage of the program has now been started and means that the plant in Logansport, IN, will be shut down and production relocated mainly to the business areas unit in Peru, IN, and other plants in the U.
The three competitors with the highest scores obtained in the final stage will receive the first, second and third prize, according to their respective number of points; all first-prize winners are obliged to accept the concert engagements, which form an integral part of the prize.
Phil Mckie, from Rainhill, was forced to abandon the Liverpool Clipper 2000 at the beginning of the final stage of the last Round the World Yacht Race.
The storable propergol stage constitutes the final stage of the Ariane 5 rocket which detaches from the main body of the launcher to propel the satellite to its orbit.
Donna Karan, designer and manufacturer of women's clothing, has expanded to 599 Gotham Parkway, marking the final stage of a 335,000 square-foot lease expansion at Gotham Industrial Park, announced Robert Wilson, Partner of Wilson Associates.
Mr Bailey said the Veloway 1 was an exciting cycleway project that when completed with this final stage would stretch 17 kilometres directly from Brisbane City to Eight Mile Plains.

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