Phrases with the verb "to last"

Examples of verb "to last" in the Conditional Tense

Last (Conditional)

Her decided opinion was that the old woman would not last out the night, and he asked: “Well?” And the sick-nurse replied: “Well, she may last two days, perhaps three.

A nice floury, yeasty mouthful that would last you for a couple of minutes.

He was, Ste said, a mere shadow; and Dr. Dale feared that he would not last very long after complete sanity set in.

In good sooth, I deemed it would have lasted longer.

It was very seldom indeed that the Candys had more of anything in their room than would last them for the current day.

I never repeated it, not because I was jealous, but because I was curious to see how long your ignorance would last if left to itself.

According to my calculations, my money would last till we got to Scotland. After that, I had my watch, rings, shirtpin, and Mr. Batterbury, to help in replenishing my purse.

Sometimes this state of affairs would last a whole month, and the stock-keeper would be driven to his wits’ end by his bleating, bellowing, neighing army.

The fifty pounds he had earned would not last long.

The flask would last a whole year, perhaps two.

Examples of verb "to last" in the Future Tense

Last (Future)

I ordered twenty-five of each, which will last us for a good long time.

This war will last long and our chance will come.

It is the almost inevitable outcome of a university education, and will last as long as Oxford and Cambridge do, but not much longer.

The speculation will last three days.

Then, on my going to him—‘I feel that I shall not last long,’ he said; ‘but I am willing to die when I think how comfortably I have arranged your future.

So they said to one another: “‘Let’s join together and make a great book that will last forever to mock the credulity of man.

That will not last under my reign,’ said Harold, turning on his heel and feeling in his pockets for the keys of his portmanteaus, which had been brought up.

Get up, I say, or I’ll give you something to remember me by that will last you till your dying day.

But—it will not last for very much longer.

Be quick; he will not last long.

Examples of verb "to last" in the Pluperfect Tense

Last (Pluperfect)

The combat had lasted a quarter of an hour.

The whole tragedy had not lasted five minutes.

The whole business, from the moment of the first crash to the tune of our springing overboard, had not lasted five minutes.

Her cruise had lasted from the 31st of January to the 5th of March, a period of thirty-five days (for it was leap year), corresponding to seventy days as accomplished by the new little world.

It was towards the end of February, in that year, and a bitter black frost had lasted for many weeks.

When this had lasted weeks — I may say months, and not be far out — I one day thought of asking Miss Martin for the particulars of the Two sixteen six total.

His father and mother would have been glad to see him stay with them and begin reading Blackstone again, and he showed no very filial tenderness by abruptly breaking the tie that had lasted so long.

It was all the more strange, seeing that the girl’s show of easy friendliness with Wilfrid had not lasted beyond the day; she had become as distant and self-centred as before.

This life had lasted three years, when my husband died and left me penniless.

The association between these two widely-dissimilar men had lasted for many years, and was almost close enough to be called a friendship.

Examples of verb "to last" in the Perfect Tense

Last (Perfect)

Though the whole fight could not have lasted a minute it seemed an eternity.

It must have lasted fully two hours, and Little Toomai ached in every nerve, but he knew by the smell of the night air that the dawn was coming.

I have waited in patience, borne your insults and laughed at your silly little pieces of pride, but now at last my silence has lasted long enough .

It must have lasted some minutes, I think — it seemed like hours.

With a Cistercian rule, perhaps they might have lasted longer.

The wonderful thing to us was that the pan should have lasted so long, and the only way in which I can account for this is on the supposition that it is fed by some spring deep down in the sand.

And therefore made they the foot of the cross of cedar; for cedar may not, in earth nor water, rot, and therefore they would that it should have lasted long.

If that drive could have lasted for ever, it would have been very delightful; but she knew that those splendid chestnut horses were carrying her at a terrible rate to her new home.

It was still night: a night that must have lasted since eternity.

Yet the great Hate of the English and Scotch geologists has lasted now half a century, and has “left deep and abundant marks upon the body of the science.

Examples of verb "to last" in the Gerund Form

Last (Gerund)

One stroke of her cane and they were all changed into a troop of black crows, and this time their feathers are lasting still.

Only that is lasting which is gained through combat.

Women, educated to embrace principles through their timidity and their pudency, discover, amazed, that these are not lasting qualities under love’s influence.

They may wish to go forth from the Fire, but they shall not go forth therefrom, for them is lasting woe.

Examples of verb "to last" in the Present Tense

Last (Present)

The nights, moreover, are nearly as hot as the days; but this great heat does not last for any very long period, and it seems that white men are able to work throughout the year.

They are liable to rheumatism and a man with defective lungs does not last long in that dust-impregnated air, but the most characteristic industrial disease is nystagmus.

He had hitherto rested in the faith that she had over a hundred pounds of insurance money, but now, with his eye meditatively upon his float, he realised a hundred pounds does not last for ever.

It does not last as it does with us.

Can an instantaneous cube exist?’ ‘Don’t follow you,’ said Filby. ‘Can a cube that does not last for any time at all, have a real existence?’ Filby became pensive.

But specialization hurts nobody when it does not last too long.

A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a sudden rain does not last the whole day.

For though sounds are troubled as they pass through their medium by winds, as if by waves, yet it must be carefully noted that the original sound does not last all the time the resonance goes on.

Examples of verb "to last" in the Imperfect Tense

Last (Imperfect)

It did not last long, but in kind and quality, in blistering, biting appropriateness, it was beyond anything that even Kim had heard.

It was a pity it did not last longer.

But that notion did not last long.

Two or three times sudden snowstorms came on; but they did not last long, and exercised no sensible influence upon the temperature.

The stretching out of necks and the holding of hands behind the ears did not last long.

However, my ordeal and Yushka’s did not last long: my father gasped for breath, and coughed till he choked; indeed, it was not in his character to be angry long.

Probably it did not last for more than two or three seconds of real time.

With Rachel this weakness did not last long.

The dinner was simple and did not last long, contrary to the usual Norman custom.

But it did not last long, only about a year.

Other verbs and sentences related to "last"

Verbs similar to last


She was determined, and had worsted him in a very important contest.


And thus, blinded by love and her desire to protect the woman she loved, she erred towards Mary. When she had finished her writing for the day, she frequently read it aloud in the evening.


He closed the door, as he might have closed the door of a dentist’s.


It survived his strength to hide in the magnificent folds of eloquence the barren darkness of his heart.


Such a downfall was too much for man to endure without showing it.


Charles builds no palaces, initiates no war ——” “And will leave neither palace nor monument; will have lived only to have diminished the dignity and importance of his country.