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[fahyn-l-ee] /ˈfaɪn l i/
adverb
1.
at the final point or moment; in the end.
2.
in a final manner; conclusively or decisively.
3.
at last; eventually; after considerable delay:
After three tries, he finally passed his driving test.
Origin of finally
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see final, -ly
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finally

/ˈfaɪnəlɪ/
adverb
1.
after a long delay; at last; eventually
2.
at the end or final point; lastly
3.
completely; conclusively; irrevocably
sentence connector
4.
in the end; lastly: finally, he put his tie on
5.
as the last or final point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
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Word Origin and History for finally
adv.

late 14c., fynaly, from final + -ly (2).

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