Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
  • adv. To finish (with); lastly.
  • adv. Definitively, comprehensively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly.
  • adv. Completely; beyond recovery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • At the end or conclusion; ultimately; at last; lastly: as, he finally submitted.
  • Completely; beyond recovery.

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

  • adv. as the end result of a succession or process
  • adv. after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay
  • adv. the item at the end

Etymologies

final +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the end of the term finally arrived, Marks came to drive Teddy to the house at Hyannis Port.

    Teddy Kennedy

  • The word finally came from London on the afternoon of November 29.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • The word finally reaches one of the advertising publications.

    From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor

  • Interestingly enough, a full FOURTEEN issues into the current Wonder Woman relaunch, the title finally gets a reasonable start to the series this is not even meant as a shot at Heinberg or Picoult, they just were not given the opportunity to truly launch the title, as their runs were limited ones with Gail Simone joining the book as the regular title.

    Wonder Woman #14 Review | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • My name finally appeared at the top of the third page.

    A Long Day for Dying

  • Longfellow's _Christus, a Mystery_, was the title finally given by him to three apparently separate poems, published under the titles, _The Golden

    History of American Literature

  • Darwin finally is off this morning to Shrewsbury for three weeks.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Tablets iPads and the MacBook Air present enormous existential threats to Ye Olde Windows Laptop, and now that the HPs and Dells of the word finally have the means to fight them, might as well market the hell out of them.

    Gizmodo

  • Coverdale, faced with a quickly approaching deadline and pressure from management and the label finally recruited former Frank Zappa guitarist Steve Vai to fill the chair.

    AvaxHome

  • Three quick goals late in the term finally gave Sydney some breathing space until a Cox set shot after the siren left the Eagles trailing by 22 points at halftime.

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