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What is the opposite of beginning?

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Opposite of the point in time or space at which something begins
“There is no need to throw in the towel just because someone predicts the end is nigh.”
(commonly "beginnings") Opposite of the origins of a person or object
“Their team was ahead by two points when the buzzer signaled the end of the game.”
(commonly "beginnings") Opposite of one's background or early years
“However, as he abandons his security and determines to live with authenticity as a goal, his future is promising.”
Opposite of the initial portion of a speech or literary work
“At the conclusion of his oration, Ray simply thanked the judges, walked from the room, and drove the 90 miles back to his farm in central Kansas.”
Opposite of the initial portion of some extended and physical thing
“Two minutes' walk brought him to the end of the footpath and into the road on to which the stable gates of the house opened.”
Opposite of the process of coming into existence or prominence
Opposite of the arrival of a notable person or thing
Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
Opposite of the leading or most important position or place
Opposite of the origin or a source of something
“This indicates the effect corrosion has on the global strength and survivability of the ship in these damaged cases.”
Opposite of coming before the main part, usually to introduce or prepare for what follows
“Consequently, the action in the climactic scene tends to have an all-or-nothing quality.”
(somewhat rare) Opposite of involving, or limited to, basic principles
“It may seem a little strange in a book on advanced robotics and control systems to have a section on issues such as ethics, philosophy, and morality.”
Opposite of starting out or in the early stages of development
Opposite of preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
Opposite of suddenly, or recently, coming into existence (or view)
Opposite of belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
“In the recent versions of the popular game, the graphics have become increasingly realistic with more complex game mechanics.”
Opposite of earliest in time or order
“This will be the next, and last, race that you will run, so make it count!”
Opposite of of or pertaining to preparation, having the purpose of making something or someone ready, preparative
Opposite of essential, as an element, principle, or law
“When you have to do it in your head, you have to get really to the heart of the matter and try to eliminate the inessential details.”
Opposite of preceding all others in time
Opposite of at the core or in its most fundamental nature
“The recent discipline of bioethics has developed principles of its own independent of medicine.”
Opposite of existing or coming before in time or order
Opposite of present participle for to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
Opposite of present participle for to come into being or to have one's starting point at a certain time or place
“The two tribes have agreed to cease all hostilities with each other in order to bring peace and harmony to their own villages.”
Opposite of present participle for to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
Opposite of present participle for to start speaking by saying
“I shall now conclude this ceremony by pronouncing you, Husband and Wife!”
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