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N2 Lesson 6: 18/21

~た末(すえ)
after, as a conclusion of

Structure
Verb[た]+ すえ (に)
Noun + + すえ (に)
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  • [A末にB is used when, after a long-lasting/constant situation or activity that demands effort, something has been achieved or some kind of decision has been made]
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苦難(くなん)末(すえ)に銃(じゅう)を壁(かべ)にかけて普通(ふつう)生活(せいかつ)を送(おく)りはじめた。
After (much) suffering, he was able to hang up his gun and start an ordinary life.
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大学(だいがく)卒業(そつぎょう)後(ご)どうしようかと悩(なや)んだ末(すえ)、ベンチャー企業(きぎょう)を立(た)ち上(あ)げることにした。
After (continuously) worrying about what to do after graduation, I decided to start a business.
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いろいろ面接(めんせつ)した末(すえ)に、大(だい)企業(きぎょう)に雇(やと)われたんだ。
After many interviews (repeating many times), I was hired by a big company.
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