everything has an end

everything has an end
Cf. mid 14th-cent. Fr. mais il n’est chose qui ne fine, ne qui ne viengne à son termine, but there is nothing which doesn’t end, which doesn’t come to its conclusion.

c 1385 CHAUCER Troilus & Criseyde III. 615 At the laste, as every thyng hath ende, She took hire leve.

1616 N. BRETON Crossing of Proverbs A6 ‘Euery thing hath an end.’.. ‘Not so, a Ring hath none.’

1841 DICKENS Barnaby Rudge xx. Everything has an end. Even young ladies in love cannot read their letters for ever.

1980 D. FRANCIS Reflex viii. Can’t go on for ever, more’s the pity. Everything ends, doesn’t it.

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