in the end

Definitions

  • A man in a nightcap with a devil pulling on the end
    A man in a nightcap with a devil pulling on the end
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in the end as the end result of a succession or process "ultimately he had to give in","at long last the winter was over"
    • adv in the end after a very lengthy period of time "she will succeed in the long run"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world
    • In the end finally.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are only four words in the English language which end in
    • In the end after all: at last
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Quotations

  • Heinrich Heine
    Heinrich%20Heine
    “Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.”
  • Justin Hayward
    Justin Hayward
    “Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.”
  • David Viscott
    David Viscott
    “In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    Thomas%20Kempis
    “Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view.”
  • William Law
    William Law
    “If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Idioms

Throw someone in at the deep end - If you are thrown in at the deep end, you have to deal with serious issues the moment you start something like a job, instead of having time to acquire experience.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ende; cf. Ger. and Dan. ende, Goth. andeis; Sans. ánta.

Usage

In literature:

He learned in the end never to trust the distances given in an unmeasured land.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
In debate the opposition gained enormously by his alliance, but it was in the end injurious to their cause.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
So in the end he had mercy upon Croesus, and became his friend.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
In truth, the laws of Lycurgus were unnatural, and in the end could but fail.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The main difference in the games is in the smaller number of opponents in the end courts.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Perhaps these occurrences could hardly be termed misfortunes, since in the end they led to a happy result.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Sleep would in time overpower me, and I should have to yield to it in the end.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
However, in the end the Romans were brought to the point of famine, and offered to ransom their city by paying a large sum of gold.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Kensington Gardens is one end of a great park, and the other end is called Hyde Park, where the fashionable people drive in the afternoons.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Well, I suppose it will all come right in the end.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
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In poetry:

And in the end it pleased her,
But bowed him more with care.
Her rose-smile showed so plainly,
Her soul-smile was not there.
"The Moon Is A Painter" by Vachel Lindsay
In silence? What could this portend?
Such muteness he had never shown;
Was he so very near the end?
Ah, Leo, had I only known!
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
Thou wilt my every want supply,
E’en to the end, whate’er befall;
Through life, in death, eternally,
Thou art my All.
"Jesus, my Savior, look on me," by Charlotte Elliott
She throws a kiss and bids me run,
In whispers sweet as roses' breath;
I know I cannot win the race,
And at the end I know is death.
"Atalanta" by Maurice Thompson
Thinke it sacriledge to breake
What you promise, shall in love
And in teares what you doe speake
Forget not, when the ends you prove.
"94" by Mary Wroth
Still, dogs must die; and in the end,
When he is past caressing,
We’ll mourn him like some human friend
Whose presence was a blessing.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Sure, they may branch off and date other people, but you know, in the end, they will always end up together.
In the end, creating a decision-making environment is the catalyst to achieving operational excellence, increasing your rate of business, strengthening your competitive status, and positioning your organization for growth.
Price gouging by prisons costs us all in the end.
But, in the end, she decided that her passion for the arts trumped all else.
Frech, during an interview, said that even mothers who chose to stay at home because their husbands earned enough to make that possible came out with worse health outcomes in the end.
In the end, Manning chose to focus on other teams, and the Chiefs plan to move forward with Cassel.
In the end, Blake gets nod at point over Sessions.
Well, I thought about doing this to my kid but in the end decided it wouldn't be worth the effort.
Cornerback Devin McCourty (32) celebrates with safety Steve Gregory after he intercepted a pass in the end zone in the final seconds of the Patriots 37-31 win over the Bills AP PHOTO.
The game was close throughout but the Tiger Sharks pulled it out in the end, winning it 79-66.
The recent appearance all over the city of open triple barrel set-ups on sidewalks with an advertising component is well intentioned but in the end, it is not right for the city.
From Beckett 's vantage point, "those people" were getting what they wanted, and, in the end, got their ultimate prize -- a ticket for the pitcher to leave town.
In the end, Endicott and her roommate were shocked to find they had the winning bid , at $2,100.
In the end, Trinity finally figured out how to defeat the Dawgs' swarmy defense – throw nine players in the box .
FWO's Of Mice and Men registers its impact in small doses that, unpredictably, add up in the end.
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In science:

In the end, these additional conditions can be removed.
A simple proof of Bailey's very-well-poised 6-psi-6 summation
In the end, let X = {xn : n ∈ ω} and observe that P (cid:13) (Rω )V ⊂ AX .
Duality Chipped
However it turned out in the end that these conclusions were incorrect.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
In the end, our memory effect is plausibly consistent with the “normal” burst hypothesis.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Abelian theories with constants are much simpler and will be treated in the end.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
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