- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nəl.i/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nl̩.i/, /ˈfaɪn.li/
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- Rhymes: (Received Pronunciation) -aɪnəli
- Homophone: finely (some US dialects)
finally (not comparable)
- At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
- (sequence) To finish (with); lastly (in the present).
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town.
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- (manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
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