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"The stolen goods were found in her locker," Gilder declared in a tone of finality.

She offered no explanation, no excuse, merely stated the fact in all its finality.

A child has a right to finality as regards its compulsory lessons.

Her costume had about it an indubitable air, a finality of perfection in its kind.

"I never did like blondes," he added, in a tone of finality, and started up the steps.

He settled back with a gesture of finality, and so Good Indian left him.

There was a finality about the dictum that reassured his allies.

There is no finality—CAN be none since the question concerns the infinite.

Captain Gardner, recognizing the finality of the tone, sighed and yielded.

"You will not send for me, be assured of that," I said with finality; and we spoke no more.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French finalité, from Late Latin finalitatem (nominative finalitas) "state of being final," from Latin finalis (see final).

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