〈名〉Beginning and end; first and last:(副詞に用いれば)from beginning to end; from first to last; throughout
◆終始一の如し He was faithful from first to last―faithful throughout―“faithful unto death.”
◆終始一の如く忠義を立て通した He remained loyal from first to last―remained loyal throughout.
◆終始一の如く苦節を守った He remained faithful to his cause through thick and thin.
◆議論は終始一貫している The argument is consistent.
◆彼の行為は終始一貫せぬ His conduct is inconsistent―His conduct lacks consistency.
◆愛国の精神終始一貫せり He was patriotic from first to last―patriotic throughout.
◆彼の行動は至誡をもって終始一貫している His actions are dictated by sincerity throughout.