finale

Definitions

  • Entellus about to strike the final blow
    Entellus about to strike the final blow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n finale the concluding part of any performance
    • n finale the closing section of a musical composition
    • n finale the temporal end; the concluding time "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell","the market was up at the finish","they were playing better at the close of the season"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs
    • n Finale (Mus) Close; termination
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use
    • n finale In music: The concluding section of a piece in rondo form, or of an act of a dramatic work, like an opera, especially if so managed as to produce an impressive climax. Operatic finales are usually concerted pieces for several soloists and a chorus.
    • n finale The last piece on a program, as of a concert.
    • n finale The last part, piece, or scene in any public performance or exhibition; any concluding act or performance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four
    • n Finale fi-nä′lā the end: the last passage in a piece of music: the concluding piece in a concert.
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Quotations

  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar%20Gracian
    “The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.”
  • Anne Frank
    Anne%20Frank
    “The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”
  • Miguel De Unamuno
    Miguel%20De%20Unamuno
    “The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.”
  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “Death is the final wake-up call.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. See Final
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. finale, final—L. finis.

Usage

In literature:

It made a profound impression upon the Greek world, and took final shape in the sublime tragedy of AEschylus.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Bela finally wrenched the stick from Charley and in her turn raised it.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Finally he sat down in the middle of the street.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
They objected at first, but finally accorded their consent.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
It is the final sacrifice which he makes for the defense of his country or his home.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
When he finally went to the gaming rooms they were filled and active.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Finally, he made the doctor understand that he wished to see him alone.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
These final preparations complete, he got up, and hastened into the town.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
The civil or municipal law, finally, tells us not what we can, nor what we ought, but what we must do.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
As if Raoul finally understood that he had gone too far.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Finally, one evening, he called her to his side.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Finally Talbot ploughed his way to me.
"Gold" by Stewart White
And then we rode, and it rained and lightened, and finally we couldn't go any farther.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Letcher, etc., and finally obtained an interview on "important business" with President Davis.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
When, finally, she got up, she felt about her, as if overcome by blindness.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
He was considering quietly leaving the place when the old man finally turned around.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Frau Gluck finally rid herself of the girl by marrying her to a Swedish dragoon called Johan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
At breakfast Billy Fenstow outlined plans for the final day's shooting.
"Janet Hardy in Radio City" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
Finally he was able to gasp out something and point at the enemy.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
We were finally ordered upon deck.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

across the avenue a trefoil lamp
of the streets tosses luckily.
The leaves, finally, love us! and
moonrise! we die upon the sun.
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara
O armies of eternal night,
How flame your guidons on the dark!
Silent we turn from Time to hark
What final Orders sway your might.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
O dream not all the worlds fulfill!
Unblest, unbidden, save of hope.
Not for finality the scope
And strength of that unaltered Will.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
The radiance from that new-born star
Will take many thousands of years
To travel a path that comes so far
To finally reach our eyes.
"To The Star (version one)" by Mihai Eminescu
And his the pathos touching all
Life's sins and sorrows and regrets,
Its hopes and fears, its final call
And rest beneath the violets.
"Our Autocrat" by John Greenleaf Whittier
uninterruptedly
talking, in Eternity:
names being mentioned,
things cleared up finally;
what he said, what she said,
who got pensioned;
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

LAS VEGAS—At no point in the days leading into NASCAR's season finale did Roger Penske assume his 40-year wait for a championship would finally end.
The night before he finally stepped down as Egypt's president, the protesters in Tahrir Square heard Hosni Mubarak deliver his final address as their head of state.
Having wrapped the final season of Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," star Jake T Austin is in final negotiations to join "Super 8" thesp Joel Courtney in "Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn.
Four shots back entering the final round, Langer birdied the final two holes to finish at 13-under 203 at Prestonwood Country Club.
BYU hero, Jimmer Fredette, was seen playing at the Marriott Center for the final, final time on Sept 22—along with many other outstanding rookies freshly drafted into the NBA.
AP Photo LeBron James won both the NBA Finals and Finals MVP trophies after the Miami Heat's 4-1 series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bohince defeated his brother Willie by forfeit in the 125 finals, and the 165 finals also featured an all-Mercyhurst flavor as Schaefer defeated Francis Mizia by forfeit.
The Detroit Lions finally started fast, finally ran the ball consistently, and finally won a game that didn't come down to the final seconds.
Loeb , driving a Citroen, protected his overnight lead on the third and final day to cap his last championship title in the season's final event.
Marv Albert and Steve Kerr will work a regional final together, and Kerr will join Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg for the Final Four.
And if you haven't seen the final episode of the first half of the final season of "Breaking Bad" then WHY ARE YOU HERE.
"Pearl," Janis Joplin's final album, will finally get the expanded-reissue treatment on April 17th.
Paraguay finally ran out of luck at the Copa America, losing 3-0 to Uruguay in the final on Sunday to make it six straight matches without a victory at the tournament.
The final budget has been passed but the school board will have a final vote at the June 27th board meeting.
I have picked the final two contestants that will compete in this season's American Idol Finale.
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In science:

Finally note that if we force over L theorem 4.1 can be strengthened to trees definable in the very wide sense.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Finally, the weak convergence of Yt as t → ∞ follows as in the 1–level case.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Finally, let us consider the proof of Theorem III.
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
The colors indicate the current module states: white modules have settled (FINAL mode) and red modules are still looking for a place in the structure (SEARCH mode).
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
If in FINAL mode, propagate both scents; if the node scent is weak (i.e., has a value greater than some threshold T ), go to NODE mode.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Finally, we scale gstr to keep G2 fixed as α′ is taken to zero.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
Finally, there is one more noncompact direction.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
Finally, in Appendix C we discuss a generalization of the derangement numbers.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Finally, we are ready to prove the Main Theorem stated in Sec. 1.
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k
Finally, we will consider the special case when the six-manifold M is of the form T 2×Y with T 2 a two-torus of modulus τ = τ1 + iτ2 and Y a four-manifold.
A class of six-dimensional conformal field theories
Finally, Qx(cid:16)δ(∂ν Aν (x)) Qµ dAµ (x)(cid:17) is to be considered as an equivalent of a measure on A/G .
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Finally, the G -invariance of U follows from the Ad-invariance of V .
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Finally we prove that sk := ϕ ◦ s ◦ s[ϕ] is a section for πk : We have πk ◦ sk = πk ◦ ϕ ◦ s ◦ s[ϕ] = [ϕ] ◦ π ◦ s ◦ s[ϕ] = id(Gk )gen /Ad , because s and s[ϕ] are sections themselves.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Finally one sees that sk := pk ◦ sk+1 |[U ] ◦ [ik ] is a section for πk .
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Finally, the mass relation between different particles is the touchiest point.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
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