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Definition of "finish line" [finish line]

  • A line that marks the end of a course for racing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "finish line" in a sentence
  • "When an undersize gelding named Robby Don crossed the finish line six lengths ahead of the field, Stuey started running around the red-carpeted floor of the racebook like a maniac."
  • "Even so, it had appeared hopeless, up until the final yards when they had managed to increase their speed a tiny bit more and at the finish line they had beaten the yellow jersey by a gumillionth of a millimeter."
  • "You now have two options: You can give up and lay writhing in pain on the hot asphalt of spiritual mediocrity, or like Derek Redmond, you can resolve to persevere in this race until you finally reach the finish line that Jesus has placed before you."