Origin of definitive
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Examples from the Web for definitively
If this Dear Leader is definitively tied to the Sony hack, we may be at the beginning of an even more dangerous new era.
Earlier this year, al Qaeda split with ISIS definitively in a public repudiation of the group.Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense|Eli Lake|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While we have not definitively located the video, in one video tanks can be seen crossing a pontoon bridge into Ukraine.Russia’s Military Is Already in East Ukraine. Will There Be a Full-Scale Invasion?|James Miller|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is being baited daily to say, definitively, that he is running.
Giving these women a platform to speak their minds is a definitively good idea, one that will only further the feminist movement.Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars|Amy Zimmerman|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One or two such experiences will definitively settle the point as to the relative advantage of the offensive and the defensive.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places|Archibald Forbes
I cannot permit you to see Adéline again, at all events till this money transaction is definitively settled.'
The partition of Verdun separated once more, and definitively, the lands of the eastern and western Franks.
Madame had definitively secured the exile of the Chevalier de Lorraine, the infamous friend of her husband.Princes and Poisoners|Frantz Funck-Brentano
Ten days afterwards, "Le Representant du Peuple," again suspended, definitively ceased to appear.What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
British Dictionary definitions for definitively
- (of postage stamps) permanently on sale
- (as noun) a definitive postage stamp