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finally

[fahyn-l-ee] /ˈfaɪn l i/
adverb
1.
at the final point or moment; in the end.
2.
in a final manner; conclusively or decisively.
3.
at last; eventually; after considerable delay:
After three tries, he finally passed his driving test.
Origin of finally
1325-1375
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at final, -ly
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  • finally his limbs straightened, and became perfectly rigid and motionless.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • finally he disappeared, and, as it seems, embraced the profession of a sailor.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • He began to think busily, and finally resolved to go to the island and search for him.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • It flowed out into a large flat, and finally runs into a salt lake.

  • finally they had been compelled to fire on them, but had not killed any.

British Dictionary definitions for finally

finally

/ˈfaɪnəlɪ/
adverb
1.
after a long delay; at last; eventually
2.
at the end or final point; lastly
3.
completely; conclusively; irrevocably
sentence connector
4.
in the end; lastly: finally, he put his tie on
5.
as the last or final point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
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Word Origin and History for finally
adv.

late 14c., fynaly, from final + -ly (2).

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