1. after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay;
[syn: finally, eventually]
2. as the end result of a succession or process;
- Example: "ultimately he had to give in"
- Example: "at long last the winter was over"
[syn: ultimately, finally, in the end, at last, at long last]
3. the item at the end;
- Example: "last, I'll discuss family values"
[syn: last, lastly, in conclusion, finally]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Finally \Fi"nal*ly\, adv. 1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered. [1913 Webster] Whom patience finally must crown. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Completely; beyond recovery. [1913 Webster] Not any house of noble English in Ireland was utterly destroyed or finally rooted out. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "finally": 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