Hypertext Webster Gateway: "finally"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Finally \Fi"nal*ly\, adv.
1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the
contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.

Whom patience finally must crown. --Milton.

2. Completely; beyond recovery.

Not any house of noble English in Ireland was
utterly destroyed or finally rooted out. --Sir J.
Davies.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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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