eleventh hour

NOUN
  1. the latest possible moment
    at the last minute the government changed the rules
    money became available at the eleventh hour
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How To Use eleventh hour In A Sentence

  • Even if, like Harold Wilson in 1974-76, he had already decided to step down, he would be ill-advised to announce this before the eleventh hour.
  • At the eleventh hour the government decided that something had to be done.
  • But in our neighborhood a highwayman was a myth, -- we had hardly ever even heard of one; and so, after no end of misgivings lest one or another lion in the way should after all compel the relinquishment of the excursion, literally at the eleventh hour they were fairly on their way. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866
  • Megson and his advisers only discovered Imerman was involved at the eleventh hour.
  • Our pianist had fallen ill, and then, at the eleventh hour, when we thought we'd have to cancel the performance, Jill offered to replace him.
  • The president's visit was called off at the eleventh hour.
  • With the manfly dead and his wife, Patricia Owens, about to be carted off to an insane asylum for his murder, Price and police inspector Herbert Marshall make the ghastly eleventh hour discovery of a flyman caught in a spiderweb in the garden. 31 Screams: Al Hedison
  • Backman's "wheelin' dealin'" lifestyle lands him with a prison sentence, which is unexpectedly truncated at an eleventh hour Presidential pardon for a CIA plan. The Broker
  • -- _Stuart_ was a great eleventh hour tip -- (why _eleventh_ hour I wonder? Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, October 1, 1892
  • `We have to wait and watch - until the fifty-ninth second of the eleventh hour, if you follow me. LOADED QUESTIONS
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