finally

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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [As though a matter were settled]
Syn. conclusively, decisively, with finality, with conviction, in a final manner, certainly, irrevocably, definitely, beyond recall, past regret, permanently, for all time, determinately, enduringly, assuredly, once and for all, for good, beyond the shadow of a doubt, in fine.
Ant. temporarily*, momentarily, for the time being.
2. [After a long period]
Syn. at last, in the end, at the end, at length, eventually, ultimately, subsequently, in conclusion, lastly, after all, after a time, after a while, as a sequel, despite delay, at long last, at the final point, at the last moment, tardily, belatedly, when all is said and done, in the long run, late in the day*, as the world goes*, as things go*, at the eleventh hour*, in the crunch*, in spite of all, as it may be.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb 1. In conclusion: conclusively, last1, lastly. See START. 2. After a considerable length of time, usually after a delay: ultimately. Idioms: 2X last, at long last, in the end. See START, TIME.

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