Origin of finality
Examples from the Web for finality
The use of “targeted” lends a smell of precision and, therefore, brevity, finality.What Did You Do in the Targeted Action, Daddy?
September 12, 2014
The finality of standardized exams, effectively tracks out some students, whose best second option is vocational school.Egypt, As Protests Rage, School Begins
September 15, 2012
A guilty plea with a sentence of life would bring much desired closure and finality.Jared Loughner’s Legal Options Examined
Gerald L. Shargel
August 6, 2012
Without the finality of a funeral, how do you mourn—or celebrate?Ariel Sharon's Twilight Zone
October 19, 2009
"The stolen goods were found in her locker," Gilder declared in a tone of finality.
She offered no explanation, no excuse, merely stated the fact in all its finality.
A child has a right to finality as regards its compulsory lessons.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
Her costume had about it an indubitable air, a finality of perfection in its kind.
"I never did like blondes," he added, in a tone of finality, and started up the steps.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
- the condition or quality of being final or settled; conclusivenessthe finality of death
- a final or conclusive act
- metaphysics the doctrine of the efficacy of final causesCompare teleology
Word Origin and History for finality
1540s, from Middle French finalité, from Late Latin finalitatem (nominative finalitas) "state of being final," from Latin finalis (see final).