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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conclusively, once and for all(adverb)

    in a conclusive way

    "we settled the problem conclusively"


  1. once and for all(Adverb)

    Finally, permanently, conclusively


  1. Once and for All

    Once and for All is the third live album by the Japanese band Loudness. It was released in 1993 and is the only live album with the formation that recorded the album Loudness in 1992. "House of 1.000 pleasures" is a song of the band Ezo, which singer Yamada was a member of, before joining Loudness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of once and for all in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of once and for all in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ovid:

    Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    Still, we are firmly convinced that all reparations issues, including forced loans, are judicially settled once-and-for-all.

  3. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

  4. Nedret Emiroglu:

    All countries, with no exception, need to keep a very high coverage of regular measles vaccination so that similar outbreaks won't happen again... and measles can be eliminated once and for all.

  5. Niccolò Machiavelli:

    It should be noted that when he seizes a state the new ruler ought to determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He should inflict them once and for all, and not have to renew them every day.

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