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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
eleventh hour(i-LEV-uhnth our)
noun: The last moment.
[From the parable in the Bible where laborers hired at the eleventh hour of the twelve-hour workday were paid the same as those hired earlier.]
World War I ended in 1918 when the armistice was declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
"It is understood the women's premier side pulled out at the eleventh hour
alongside Nadi's Votualevu women's team."
"Agriculture Minister Kipruto arap Kirwa, who was invited, failed to show
up and is suspected to have developed cold feet at the eleventh hour."
Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, / Who loved thee so fondly as he? / He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, / And joined in thy innocent glee. -Margaret Courtney, poet (1822-1862)