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Last, adv. 1) after all the others: “if thou wilt leave me, do not leave me l.” Sonn. 90, 9. “my prime request, which I do l. pronounce,” Tp. I, 2, 426. “I am the l. that will keep l. his oath,” LLL I, 1, 161. “when I shall gust it l.” Wint. I, 2, 219. “to serve me l.” R2 III, 4, 95. “love thyself l.” H8 III, 2, 444. “and l. eat up himself,” Troil. I, 3, 124 etc.
2) lastly, in the last place: “first . . . next . . . and l.” Wiv. II, 2, 264. H4B V, 5, 116. H8 III, 2, 403.
3) next before the present: “Tuesday night l. gone he knew me as a wife,” Meas. V, 229.
4) for the last time, the next time before the present: “since I saw you l.” Tp. V, 283. Err. V, 297. Merch. II, 2, 105. Tw. V, 1, 55. “when l. the young Orlando parted from you,” As IV, 3, 99. “where left we l.?” Shr. III, 1, 26. R2 I, 1, 139. H6C II, 2, 103. R3 III, 2, 101. Mcb. V, 1, 3 etc.
5) lately: “and yet I was l. chidden for being too slow,” Gent. II, 1, 12. “when I from Thebes came l. a conqueror,” Mids. V, 51. “since l. I went to France to fetch his queen,” R2 I, 1, 131. “when I was l. in Holborn, I saw good strawberries,” R3 III, 4, 33. “when l. I was at Exeter,” IV, 2, 106. Cor. II, 2, 47.
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