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  • After a long time; eventually.
  • In the end; finally; ultimately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep.
  • adj. at the end of a certain period; after delay.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as the end result of a succession or process


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  • There, where the Persians had crushed the Spartans on their way to destroy Athens, Philip, backed by his army, at last forced the Amphictyonic Council to take decisive action against the Phocian rebels and end the impasse.

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  • But at last this same tree, through the compassionate mercy of God, and without any national (governmental) assistance, shall return to its original root, reflourish and bear abundant fruit. '

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  • Kings quickly rose and fell, sometimes several in a single year, until at last Amyntas III, grandfather of Alexander the Great, clawed his way to the top and seized the throne in 393.

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  • Elizabeth shook her head, and started flipping through the book, startled at all the pages and pages of Lynches, Kennedys, Kavanaghs—until at last she came to a page full of Gavins.


  • Then, twenty miles beyond Como, following Harolds directions for a shortcut between two autostradas, we lost an hour in an exurban wilderness of car dealerships and masonry yards, at last finding the right person, who gave us the right directions that led us to A-26 and south toward the sea.

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  • As the noose tightened on Olynthus, the Athenians debated and delayed until at last Philip had the city surrounded.

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  • Mile after mile across the rolling grasslands of Thessaly he rode until at last the towering mass of Mount Olympus rose before him.

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