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You're going on holiday at the end of this month, aren't you?
The work should be completed by the end of the year.
It was only at the very end of the 19th century that this practice was abolished.
Are you going to stay till the end of the game?
This agreement could mean the end of the nuclear threat.
At the end of the war the government made many promises for a better future.
Astrologers have been predicting the end of the world ever since the Middle Ages.
We want to put an end to discrimination.
There is still no end in sight to the slaughter and the suffering.
She jumped in the pool at the deep end.
Take hold of both ends of the rope.
The only door was situated at the end of the corridor.
They live at the far end of our street.
He could have achieved his ends by peaceful means.
The government manipulates economic data for political ends.
She used people for her own ends.
From our end the situation looks pretty suspicious.
Kate is more involved in the research end of things.
I've kept my end of the bargain (=done what I promised), but he hasn't kept his.
I'll be there to pick you up in the car at the other end.
They kept me waiting on the end of the line all afternoon.
It sounds a bit crackly at this end.
Blair had it easy – Labour rolled over and wiggled their legs in the air. Cameron's crew remain unreconstructed mad dogs – end of.
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