n. act of coming to a close; termination; act of breathing out; exhalation
Several prominent Republicans have already made it clear that they will call the expiration of this tax cut a tax increase.
Sentence in Classic:
They took a lodging in the house where I lived, for a week; at the expiration of which time they were to start for Plymouth.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
We accordingly determined to commence our journey towards the north at the expiration of another month.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
At the expiration of the first six months the mother sent seven francs for the seventh month, and continued her remittances with tolerable regularity from month to month.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
After the expiration of a rather long interval, he turned round, as he heard nothing more, and, as he raised his eyes towards the door of his chamber, he saw a light through the keyhole.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
At the expiration of a quarter of an hour, he rose, as though he were on the point of again beginning his march towards that bench which was surrounded by an aureole.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Silence reigned round them once more, the sound of their voices had frightened off the rats; at the expiration of a few minutes, they came raging back, but in vain, the three little fellows were fast asleep and heard nothing more.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
At the expiration of a year the governor was transferred; he had obtained charge of the fortress at Ham.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context