Definitions

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  • adv. Used to mark the beginning of the last in a list of items or propositions.
  • adv. Used to signal that the speaker is about to yield control of the conversation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the last place; in conclusion.
  • adv. at last; finally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the last place.
  • At last; finally; in the end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. the item at the end

Etymologies

From last +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thirdly, and lastly, as your father says -- though not very often, "added Turkey slyly, meaning that the _lastly_ seldom came with the _thirdly_, --" if we take the honey now, the bees will have plenty of time to gather enough for the winter before the flowers are gone, whereas if we leave it too long they will starve. "

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

  • _Trinity_-Colledge in _Cambridge_; and lastly, that is, in order of time though not of place, his _Pindaric Odes_, so call'd from the

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

  • A correct text is the first object of an editor, then such notes as explain difficult or obscure passages; and lastly, which is much less important, notes pointing out authors to whom the poet has been indebted, not in the fiddling way of phrase here and phrase there, (which is detestable as a general practice), but where he has had essential obligations either as to matter or manner.

    Selected English Letters

  • They replied that they also had claims; that they had sent the books to distant subscribers in various States, and had charged no freight (with one or two exceptions, when the books went alone); that other booksellers had, no doubt, in many cases, sold the copies to subscribers for which I claimed the half-dollar; and lastly, which is indeed the moving reason, that they had sent twenty copies up the Mississippi to a bookseller

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • So, that's why you will see the push for us more on in urban, more affordability, and the lastly is the equation of margin.

  • And it is wonderful to consider, that men should so eagerly court the antecedent, and yet so strangely detest the consequent; that they should pour gall into the fountain, and yet cry out of the bitterness of the stream: and lastly, which is of all things the most unreasonable, that a workman should complain, that he is paid his wages.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • And lastly, which is consequent upon the former particulars, it is certain, upon the whole matter, and upon the balancing of all accounts, that in every condition good men have much more cause of comfort and joy, than of dejection and trouble.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 09.

  • And lastly, which is a better home life for your son - an unhappy mother and an unhappy stepfather or a happy mom taking care of her boy?

    Ottawa Sun

  • And then lastly, which is on the fixed line I thought you broke out fixed line revenues and EBITDA numbers for and this really, can you just talk a little bit about is that meeting the expectations that management had set for the Voice-over-Broadband and the fixed line business and what the goals are for 2010?

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • They replied that they also had claims; that they had sent the books to distant subscribers in various States, and had charged no freight (with one or two exceptions, when the books went alone); that other booksellers had, no doubt, in many cases, sold the copies to subscribers for which I claimed the half-dollar; and lastly, which is indeed the moving reason, that they had sent twenty copies up the Mississippi to a bookseller (in Vicksburg, I think), who had made them no return.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

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