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finally

adverb uk   /ˈfaɪ.nə.li/ us  

finally adverb (AFTER TIME)

A2 after a long time or some difficulty: We finally got home at midnight. After months of looking he finally found a job.
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finally adverb (LAST)

B1 used especially at the beginning of a sentence to introduce the last point or idea: Finally, I'd like to thank everyone for coming this evening.
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finally adverb (CERTAINLY)

UK in a way that will not be changed: The plan hasn't been finally approved.
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