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finally adv
1 after a long period of time or an especially long delay; "at length they arrived" [syn: eventually, at length]
2 the item at the end; "last, I'll discuss family values" [syn: last, lastly, in conclusion]
3 as the end result of a succession or process; "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over" [syn: ultimately, in the end, at last, at long last]

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  • /ˈfaɪnəli/


  1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly
    The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.
  2. Completely; beyond recovery.



Extensive Definition

Finally can refer to:
  • Finally, a common English word meaning "at last".
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absolutely, accordingly, and so, as a consequence, as a result, as things go, as times go, at last, at length, at long last, at the end, at the last, completely, conclusively, consequently, decisively, definitely, definitively, eventually, for all time, for good, in conclusion, in fine, inconsequence, inevitably, inexorably, irrevocably, it follows that, last, lastly, naturally, naturellement, necessarily, of course, of necessity, once for all, someday, sometime, somewhen, sooner or later, therefore, ultimately, yet
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