See also: infine
- (archaic) Ultimately, in the end; in conclusion.
- 1749, Cleland, John, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin, published 1985, page 66:
- Presently, when they had exchanged a few kisses, and questions in broken English on one side, he began to unbutton, and, in fine, stripped into his shirt.
- 1780, Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Article I:
- All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
- 1911, Beerbohm, Max, Zuleika Dobson:
- “My temper is sweet, and my character without blemish. In fine, Miss Dobson, I am a most desirable parti.”
- 1961, “Trouble In The Amen Corner”, performed by Jim Reeves:
- […] the church was told in fine that Brother Ayer must stop his singing […]
- See also Thesaurus:finally