At the end or conclusion ; ultimately.
‘The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.’;
(sequence) To finish (with); lastly (in the present).
‘Finally, I washed my dog.’;
(manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
‘The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.’;
At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.
‘Whom patience finally must crown.’;
Completely; beyond recovery.
‘Not any house of noble English in Ireland was utterly destroyed or finally rooted out.’;
after a long period of time or an especially long delay;
‘at length they arrived’;
the item at the end;
‘last, I'll discuss family values’;
as the end result of a succession or process;
‘ultimately he had to give in’; ‘at long last the winter was over’;