in the end
- Eventually, finally.
- 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport:
- Both sides will be disappointed not to have claimed their second win of the season, but in the end each had reasons to be grateful for the point.
- 2012 June 29, Kevin Mitchell, “Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau”, in The Guardian, archived from the original on 15 November 2016:
- Where the Czech upstart [Lukáš] Rosol, ranked 100 in the world, all but blew [Rafael] Nadal's head off with his blunderbuss in a fifth set of unrivalled intensity on Thursday night, [Julien] Benneteau, a more artful citizen, used a rapier to hurt his vaunted foe before falling just short of a kill. In the end, it was he who staggered from the scene of the fight.
- After a thorough examination of the situation
- (eventually, finally): at last, in conclusion, in fine; see also Thesaurus:finally
- (After thorough examination of the situation): all things considered, deep down, ultimately; see also Thesaurus:fundamentally