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endgame (END-gaym) noun

1. The final stage of a game of chess in which only a few pieces are left.

2. The final stage of a game, process, or activity.

"Defense Secretary in the 1960s and memoir writer in the 1990s, McNamara still gropes for the elusive coherence that can offer a graceful endgame for his life." Ervin, Mike, In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (book review), The Progressive (Madison, Wisconsin), Jun 1, 1995.

This week's theme: words from chess.

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Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (1751-1816)

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