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[last-lee, lahst-]
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  1. in conclusion; in the last place; finally.
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Origin of lastly

First recorded in 1325–75, lastly is from the Middle English word lestely. See last1, -ly
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Related Words for lastly

finally, last, after, behind, ultimately

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British Dictionary definitions for lastly


  1. at the end or at the last point
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  1. in the end; finallylastly, he put on his jacket
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Word Origin and History for lastly


late 14c., from last (adj.) + -ly (2).

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