Last-gasp sentence example

last-gasp
  • It had fared worst of all the beleaguered garrisons, and its 22,000 inhabitants were almost at their last gasp when relief came.
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  • The Russian commander-in-chief states in his work on the war that Bilderling became engaged a fond instead of gradually withdrawing as Kuropatkin intended, and at any rate it is unquestioned that in consequence of the serious position of affairs on the western wing, not only did Stakelberg use his reserves to support Bilderling, when the 12th division of Kuroki's army was almost at its last gasp and must have yielded to fresh pressure, but Kuropatkin himself suspended the general offensive on the 13th of October.
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  • The last gasp effort produced a result as the referee spotted a handball as the ball arrived in the box and awarded a penalty.
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  • The Canaries were stung by a late goal from the visiting Hornets as Matthew Spring 's last gasp strike settled a pulsating contest.
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