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"Settle the best you can," was his final direction to Coplen.

When they had gone, he went back to the work of final adjustment.

When he had eaten, he sat with his coffee for a final smoke of deliberation.

It has, moreover, received the final stamp of scientific approval.

The final volume, by her own request, she received in print.

Gracie asked, running off the final notes in a tinkle of melody.

Yet, as she stooped, she made her final, grand sacrifice—Mart should go!

This is the final degeneration into the realm of pure foolery.

Her realization of what this meant was shown in her final speech.

I think it was with real relief that she rose as she received my final refusal.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French final and directly from Latin finalis "of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final," from finis "end" (see finish). As a noun, late 14c., "that which comes last;" meaning "final contest" in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.

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