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You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73; good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in.
Ian Mckellen

Meaning of "the end of the road" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE END OF THE ROAD

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE END OF THE ROAD

the Earthshaker
the east
the East End
the East Indies
the Ediacaran
the electric chair
the Empire
the end
the English
the Enlightenment
the Eocene
the Establishment
the Eternal City
the ether
the Everglades
the evil eye
the Evil One
the Exile
the Exodus
the eye of the wind

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE END OF THE ROAD

A road
access road
approach road
country road
dirt road
high road
hit the road
knight of the road
link road
main road
on the road
one for the road
relief road
ring road
road
single-track road
slip road
take the road
to take the high road
toll road
yellow brick road

Synonyms and antonyms of the end of the road in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «the end of the road» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE END OF THE ROAD

Find out the translation of the end of the road to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the end of the road from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the end of the road» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在路的尽头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el final de la carretera
570 millions of speakers

English

the end of the road
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सड़क के अंत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في نهاية الطريق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Конец пути
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

No final da estrada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাস্তা শেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la fin de la route
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hujung jalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

das Ende der Straße
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

袋小路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도로 끝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mburi dalan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuối con đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாலையின் முடிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रस्त्याच्या शेवटी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yolun sonu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alla fine della strada
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

koniec drogi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кінець шляху
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capătul drumului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το τέλος του δρόμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die einde van die pad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

I slutet av vägen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enden av veien
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the end of the road

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE END OF THE ROAD»

The term «the end of the road» is very widely used and occupies the 6.588 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE END OF THE ROAD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the end of the road

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8 QUOTES WITH «THE END OF THE ROAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the end of the road.
1
James Bay
I'm very close in age to my older brother, and we had a field at the end of the road where we could run around, climb trees, play football.
2
Pope John XXIII
Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap.
3
Harvey Mackay
A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.
4
Ian Mckellen
You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73; good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in.
5
Norman Rockwell
The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I'd whip out the paints and really go to it.
6
Robert H. Schuller
What appears to be the end of the road may simply be a bend in the road.
7
Michael Strahan
I think this can be a championship team. But we do have to take it one game at a time. You can't look at the end of the road before you get the next foot in.
8
Mike Wallace
I'm nearing the end of the road and still learning.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE END OF THE ROAD»

Discover the use of the end of the road in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the end of the road and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The end of the road
A nationally syndicated radio raconteur welcomes listeners to The End of the Road, a small Alaska town inhabited by "real" characters--unpretentious, funny, and, at times, quite touching
Tom Bodett, 1990
2
The End of the Road
Twenty-eight-year-old Jacob Horner, historian Joe Morgan, and his wife Rennie are a desperate bed-hopping threesome brought together by a strange doctor-psychiatrist-mentor
John Barth, 1983
3
Sahel: the end of the road : Sebastião Salgado
The award-winning photographs of the drought-stricken Sahel region of Africa have documented the suffering and dignity of the refugees, giving a visual voice to millions of human beings who teeter on the edge of survival.
Sebastião Salgado, 2004
4
The House at the End of the Road
In lyrical, evocative prose, this extraordinary book pierces the heart of issues of race and racial identity, leaving us ultimately hopeful about the world as our children might see it.
W. Ralph Eubanks, 2009
5
In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the ...
A surfer, photojournalist, and author of Cosmic Banditos describes his two-year odyssey south from Mexico to Central America to search for his missing long-time friend and surfing companion, Christopher, whom he finally discovered living in ...
A. C. Weisbecker, 2002
6
As Far as You Can Go Without a Passport: The View from the ...
Homespun humor about the way we live, from the pleasant futility of salmon fishing and the joys of Halloween, to quiet afternoons with soap opera families and endless nights in pursuit of trivia
Tom Bodett, 1986
7
The end of the road: photographs and text
Shows unusual roadside architecture from across the U.S., including motels, gas stations, drive-ins, cafes, diners, signs, and billboards
John Margolies, C. Ray Smith, Hudson River Museum, 1981
8
Existence and Identity in John Barth’s "The End of the Road&
The questions of identity and existence are both indisputably major themes in John Barth’s The End of the Road.
Jeanne-Marie Ebenezer, 2010
9
The Road Gets Better from Here
With virtually no experience and absolutely no support, Adrian rides a basic stock motorbike 20,000 kms across 9 countries in 3 months to fulfil a lifelong dream.
Adrian Scott, 2008
10
At the End of the Road
KYLE. TREKKED. TOWARD. THE. CORNFIELD. with Grace following, her cape flowing behind her. She would be both the judge and impartial observer. He planned to emerge from the corn where it grew right up to the shoulder of Eden Road ...
Grant Jerkins, 2011

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE END OF THE ROAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the end of the road is used in the context of the following news items.
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End Of The Road festival: more acts announced
The End Of The Road festival have announced an additional 26 names to the line up for this year's event. My Morning Jacket, Mark Lanegan Band and Saint ... «Uncut.co.uk, Feb 15»
2
Providence's 2-year repaving project nears the end of the road
As the weeks of his mayoral term run down, Taveras called a news conference at the West End intersection to mark the end of the road for what he saw as an ... «The Providence Journal, Nov 14»
3
End Of The Road For Tobacco Road
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It's the end of the road for the historic Miami bar Tobacco Road. After 101 years of service under its belt, the bar is closing on Saturday. «CBS Local, Oct 14»
4
Driverless vehicles: The end of the road for the trucker?
Smart Business explores the ways companies are thinking smart to thrive in our digitized world. (CNN) -- Driving a lorry or a truck across the country isn't easy. «CNN, Sep 14»
5
Does Weezer's Album Title Hint At The End Of The Road?
Weezer's thing lately is that you never really know what their thing is going to be — from what seems like the most un-Weezer move ever (The Weezer Cruise) to ... «MTV.com, Jun 14»
6
Is it the end of the road for the tax disc? Scrapping paper version …
They are currently displayed on around 36million vehicles as proof that road tax has ... Motoring groups said scrapping the tax disc would mark 'the end of a ... «Daily Mail, Dec 12»
7
At the End of the Road
Next door sits a smaller park with 33 lots: Escapees Care, the country's only assisted living facility for seniors in R.V.'s. It is, in many respects, the end of the road. «New York Times, Aug 11»
8
Speed cameras face the end of the road: Towns join rush to ditch …
Mr Greenhalgh said the fact that 70 people were killed on Swindon's streets in 2007-08 was proof that speed cameras were not making roads safer. «Daily Mail, Oct 08»

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