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Directions: For each of the following sentences four alternatives are given. You are required to choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase given underlined in the sentence.
 
  • 1. The criminal was pardoned at the eleventh hour just as he was about to be hanged.
    A. at eleven o'clock B. suddenly
    C. at the very last moment D. at midnight
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    C
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    The killers, who remain at large more than a day after the attack, were identified by police as 32-year-old Cherif Kouachi -a former pizza deliveryman with a terror conviction for sending jihadis to Iraq -and his brother said, 34.

    (extracted from a piece of news titled as "Another cop shot; police hunt for 2 brothers in Charlie Hebdo attack" from The Times of India dated January 9th, 2015.)
    A. Absconding B. Big in size
    C. Varying D. At a distance
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    A
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