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Definitions for ultimately

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultimately, finally, in the end, at last, at long last(adverb)

    as the end result of a succession or process

    "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"

Wiktionary

  1. ultimately(Adverb)

    Indicating the last item.

    Firstly, ... Secondly, ... Ultimately, ...

  2. ultimately(Adverb)

    Indicating the most important action.

    Ultimately, he will have to make a decision before the end of the week.

  3. ultimately(Adverb)

    Recently

    Ultimately, I have been studying Greek at evening classes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultimately(adverb)

    as a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3407

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3818

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ultimately' in Adverbs Frequency: #249

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultimately in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultimately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Woodrow Wilson:

    I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.

  2. Woodrow Wilson:

    I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.

  3. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    One's philosophy is not best expressed in words it is expressed in the choices one makes...and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

  4. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

  5. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin:

    Ultimately the solution is going to be giving power and authority back to the states, letting states take care of their own health care needs within their own population, and that is ultimately where it's going.

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Translations for ultimately

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • في النهايةArabic
  • finalmentCatalan, Valencian
  • nakonecCzech
  • kürzlich, letztendlich, schließlichGerman
  • por último, finalmenteSpanish
  • نهایتاً, درنهایتPersian
  • viime aikoina, viimeiseksi, ennen kaikkea, lopuksiFinnish
  • au bout du compteFrench
  • per ultimo, infine, per ultima cosa, alla fine, in fin dei contiItalian
  • 最終的, 最近Japanese
  • ostateczniePolish
  • ultimamente, finalmentePortuguese
  • recent, în definitiv, la urma urmei, nu de multRomanian
  • в коне́чном счёте, после́днее, неда́вно, в коне́чном ито́ге, наконец, в конце́ концо́в, в конечном счетеRussian
  • ในที่สุดThai

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