from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb At last; in the end; eventually.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • As an ultimate or final result; at last; in the end or outcome; at the furthest point of a series; finally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb As a final consequence; at last; in the end.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Indicating the last item.
  • adverb Indicating the most important action.

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

  • adverb as the end result of a succession or process


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