first and last

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Adv.1.first and last - taking everything together; "she was first and last a scientist"
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It's you Germans made all the trouble in Europe first and last. And all for nothin'.
Patrick is the author of Nimitz Class, hailed the greatest novel of submarine warfare since Hunt For Red October.A GAPING hole and a cruel jagged split along the pressure hull - the jet-black steel whale had taken its first and last harpoon.
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