finally

Definitions

  • Entellus about to strike the final blow
    Entellus about to strike the final blow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv finally as the end result of a succession or process "ultimately he had to give in","at long last the winter was over"
    • adv finally after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay
    • adv finally the item at the end "last, I'll discuss family values"
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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
    • Finally At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered. "Whom patience finally must crown."
    • Finally Completely; beyond recovery. "Not any house of noble English in Ireland was utterly destroyed or finally rooted out."
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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
    • finally At the end or conclusion; ultimately; at last; lastly: as, he finally submitted.
    • finally Completely; beyond recovery.
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Quotations

  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel%20Proust
    “All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.”
  • Larry Bird
    Larry Bird
    “Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.”
  • Edward Weeks
    Edward Weeks
    “To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.”

Usage

In literature:

When the King and Queen finally left the Palace we knew it from a roar of cheering that came surging across the Park.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Finally he came to his senses, and jumping up hurriedly he made a bee-line for the ladder and began to climb.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
She gazed upon the round profile, awaiting that final word which she felt must be given.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Thus all of the Balkan States were finally involved.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The Pharisees became more and more disturbed and finally could keep back their protests no longer.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
But each step had drained his resolution, until he'd finally covered his face and slunk off, knowing himself for what the world had branded him.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
When the smash finally came, two hundred and fifty thousand colonists were left stranded.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
And we of our generation have finally found the music that is so creatively infecting for us.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Now the day had come for the first of their finals.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
In 1342 John of Montfort gave it up to the English, and it did not finally leave their hands till 1397.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Finally his gaze shifted to the hills.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Private Watson had to stop and tell the nature of the errand to the soldier at the door, who finally saluted and let them in.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
Finally Ruddy broke clear loose and hit Jack an awful blow right in the chest.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Finally, on the afternoon of his birthday, Ivan, furious at the indignity, was forced into an hour or two of preparatory rest.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Finally the white men broke through the various thorn walls, and that was the end of the Makateese peril.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
He had been there with an impresario, who finally got tired of backing him, and struggling with his childish irresponsibility.
"The Enemies of Women" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
This forced freedom to a final definition, and a final test.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
Charmides and the other passed into the empty square, finally pausing before the portico of the temple of Apollo.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
Alcohol, tobacco, opium, or coffee used in this way finally increase the very discomforts which at first they relieved.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Finally a vote was taken and it was decided to abandon this plan.
"Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

But soon from her smiles was he summon'd away,
His fortunes at sea to pursue:
And grav'd on their hearts was the sorrowful day
That witness'd their final adieu.
"Mary" by Thomas Gent
Throughout his life he tested hearts and cars,
Beginning with the Newport as a boy.
He crashed when he was forty, to the end
Not having tested out the final toy.
""All through his life he drew the scenes of war..."" by Konstantin Simonov
Horizons, full of night's midsummer blaze;
Perhaps, if winter once could penetrate
Through all its purples to the final slate,
Persisting bleakly in an icy haze;
"The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad" by Wallace Stevens
Will someone then the empty skull upraise
Upon his trembling hand, with Hamlet's view
Amid the cradle of my dreams to gaze,
That has to nature paid its final due?
"Brooding" by Josef Svatopluk Machar
Oblique, like fall of leaves down the wet glide
Of season and surrender from the tree
Of life across the windows of a wind
To the final ruined lawn beneath a sea—
"Sea Burial" by John Anthony Ciardi
And if you will but so
This last request of mine fulfil,
I rest your debtor for the final throw
And if I can but help you where I go,
Be sure, fond friends, I will.
"A Last Request" by Alfred Austin

In news:

The large digital timer with the bright red numbers counted down the final minutes of one of the final practices of Penn State's season.
Former Gator trackand field member Kerron Clement edged Bershawn Jackson by five-hundredths of a second in the men's 400-meter hurdles final, earning the third and final spot in the event.
Women 3000-Meter Steeplechase Final In the women's steeplechase final, Emma Coburn took first as expected, and "A" standard runner Bridget Franek did what she needed to do, claiming second.
Maggie Steffens (Danville, Calif.), the youngest member of the US women's national water polo team, made the final shot in a shootout as the US beat Australia 12-11 to win the 2010 FINA World League Super Final.
She had her finale rose ceremony during Sunday night's season finale of the Bachelorette.
Switzerland's Federer hits a return to Britain's Murray during their men's singles semi-final tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.
Israel, a heated issue throughout the campaign, finally took center stage at the final presidential debate.
RIVERSIDE — Riverside Christian volleyball coaches Marion Acal and Adria Marcinowski spent their final timeout of the fourth set to motivate their players to make one final push.
Part 2 of an inside look at the selection of the final 12 quarterbacks for the Elite 11 Finals.
Part 1 of an inside look at the selection of the final 12 quarterbacks for the Elite 11 Finals.
Wayne Gretzky kept a low profile for obvious reasons during the Western Conference finals, but you can expect to see him at Staples Center for the Stanley Cup finals.
So lopsided was West Indies ' obliteration of Australia in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20, the victors had near enough to 13 overs to bask in their looming progress to the final against Sri Lanka.
Desperate Housewives' finale: Wisteria Lane's twists and turns finally end.
Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo - whose character finally shared a kiss with Auggie in the season finale of the USA spy drama - has landed a major role on Go On as a new love interest for Ryan (Matthew Perry), Deadline reports.
With a final score of 122-86, the Mavs advanced to the Western Conference finals where they await the winner of Memphis and Oklahoma City.
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In science:

Finally one may use the concept of association to return to the distributional or C k -level for the purpose of interpretation.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
Finally we find a simple relation between the generalized heat kernel coefficients and the standard ones so that no new calculation of these coefficients from scratch is required.
Generalized heat kernel coefficients
Finally, in section 5, for a given A∞ -algebra (A, D) one can canonically make A and its dual A∗ into an A∞ -bimodule over A by using the map D.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
Finally, for the matrices N(ν ) the orbits are circumferences passing through the point +i and joining the points z and −z ∗ .
Simple trace criterion for classification of multilayers
Finally, we derive FP photometric parameters for 280 galaxies from the SBF survey data set.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
Finally, we have used the SBF survey V - and I -band photometry to derive the FP photometric parameters XFP for the survey galaxies.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
Finally, in figure 5 the phase diagram of the transition to ferromagnetic blocked states is given.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Finally, we present the sexual version of this simple model.
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
Finally, in section 4 we present the sexual version of the model and conclusions.
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
Finally we like to give the norm-estimates along with their proofs that are needed to obtain the final form of the theorems as they are stated in the introduction.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
Finally, in Sec. 4.7 some more general helper classes are listed.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Finally, the scattering amplitude has to be integrated by Monte Carlo methods.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Finally these methods look like the example in Appendix A.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Finally, the two outgoing legs can be treated as s–channel propagators by calling Step s().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Finally, we again measure the internal state of the ion.
Implementing the quantum random walk
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