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ˈfaɪn l ifi·nal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finally, eventuallyadverb

    after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay

  2. 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"

  3. last, lastly, in conclusion, finallyadverb

    the item at the end

    "last, I'll discuss family values"

Wiktionary

  1. finallyadverb

    At the end or conclusion; ultimately.

    The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.

  2. finallyadverb

    To finish (with); lastly.

    Finally, I washed my dog.

  3. finallyadverb

    Definitively, comprehensively.

    The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Finallyadverb

    Etymology: from final.

    Sight bereav’d
    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finallyadverb

    at the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered

  2. Finallyadverb

    completely; beyond recovery

Freebase

  1. Finally

    "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".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #750

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1432

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Adverbs Frequency: #86

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finally in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of finally in a Sentence

  1. James Paxton:

    Its been a tough road this year but Im finally here and I was able to contribute tonight.

  2. Oprah Winfrey:

    All these years I've been feeling like I was growing into myself. Finally, I feel grown.

  3. Chavi Khanna Koneru:

    Asian American voters're finally in a place where Asian American voters have a seat at the table, are getting Asian American voters voices heard. Politicians or elected officials who aren't happy with that turnout will certainly push for gerrymandered districts.

  4. President Trump:

    My administration has demanded that all members of NATO finally meet their full and fair financial obligation—as a result of insistence, billions of dollars have begun to poor into NATO, in fact, people are shocked.

  5. Monisha Henley:

    Law enforcement and their constituents and everybody united can help slow these policies now, but I also recognize that some of these states have been trying to do this over and over again and this may be the year, unfortunately, that they finally get it across the finish line.

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