Definitions for finally
ˈfaɪn l ifi·nal·ly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word finally.
after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay
ultimately, finally, in the end, at last, at long lastadverb
as the end result of a succession or process
"ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"
last, lastly, in conclusion, finallyadverb
the item at the end
"last, I'll discuss family values"
At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.
To finish (with); lastly.
Finally, I washed my dog.
The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from final.
May chance to number thee with those
Whom patience finally must crown. John Milton, Agonistes.
Their houses were many times in danger of ruin; yet was there not any house of noble English in Ireland utterly destroyed, or finally rooted out by the hand of justice, but the house of Desmond only. John Davies, on Ireland.
Doubtlessly many men are finally lost, who yet have no mens sins to answer for but their own. Robert South, Sermons.
Finally can have a few different meanings depending on the context. Here are a couple of general definitions: 1. As an adverb, finally means at last, after a long period of time or after delays or difficulties. It suggests the resolution of something or reaching the desired outcome. For example, "I finally finished my book after months of writing." 2. As a discourse marker, finally is used to introduce a concluding point or thought. It indicates that the speaker is about to wrap up their discussion or argument. For example, "Finally, I would like to emphasize the importance of teamwork in achieving our goals."
at the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered
completely; beyond recovery
"Finally" is a 1991 song by the musician CeCe Peniston. A dance mix of this song was made, and this remixed version was used in many dance music compilations. "Finally" became Peniston's first hit song, peaking at number five on the US Hot 100 in January 1992 and becoming her only U.S. top-ten hit to date. Prior to that, it was also successful on the US Dance chart, where it spent two weeks at number one in late 1991. In addition, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in a remixed version. The song features in the 1998 film Bimboland produced by Ariel Zeitoun. The 7-inch Choice Mix was used in the 1993 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and featured on its soundtrack album. The song is also featured in the stage musical based on the film. For her ninth tour Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour that resumed on November 11, 2006 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Kylie Minogue used elements of Peniston's song when performing her 2000 comeback single "Spinning Around", co-written by Paula Abdul. In November 2009, pop musician Lady Gaga used excerpts of "Finally" for the opening of The Monster Ball Tour in her song "Dance in the Dark".
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #750
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1432
Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Adverbs Frequency: #86
The numerical value of finally in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of finally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I think he is wrong in a pretty profound way about that claim in the following sense and there's a way in which Larry's offering a warning that we've already heeded. ... I very much disagree with the thrust of the argument is that we have to go big and we have to go bold here to finally put this crisis, to finally put this virus behind us and to finally and reliably launch a robust, inclusive and racially equitable recovery, we have consistently said the risks of going to small are much greater than the risks of too much. Now that doesn't mean there are no risks engaged in the kind of work that we're doing because that's always the case in the economy.
Just this week, after the Russian invasion, Biden finally, finally, finally, did the right thing and put sanctions in place.
When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
“The best thing about teaching to me is what I like to call the “Aha!” moment. This is the moment when a child who has been working so diligently finally achieves his goal. It is a wonderful feeling to see that kindergarten student who has been struggling with letters and sounds finally put those together and actually read words!”
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
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- безвъзвратно, оконча́телно, накрая, напълноBulgarian
- finalmentCatalan, Valencian
- konečně, nakonecCzech
- endlich, schließlich, definitivGerman
- por finSpanish
- lõpuuks, lõpuksEstonian
- lopulta, vihdoinkinFinnish
- enfin, définitivementFrench
- aig a’ cheann thallScottish Gaelic
- 等々, 終い, 結局, 終わり, 終にJapanese
- ten slotte, uiteindelijkDutch
- til sluttNorwegian
- hajoobáʼágoNavajo, Navaho
- w końcuPolish
- por último, [[no]] [[fim]]/[[final]], finalmentePortuguese
- в конце́ концо́в, наконе́ц, оконча́тельноRussian
- на̏јзад, ко̀начно, kònačno, nȁjzadSerbo-Croatian
- slutligen, avslutningsvis, till sistSwedish
- முடிவில், இறுதியாக, கடைசியாகTamil
- зре́штою, нарештіUkrainian
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