at last

as the end result of a succession or process (Freq. 44)

ultimately he had to give in


at long last the winter was over

Syn: ↑ultimately, ↑finally, ↑in the end, ↑at long last
Derived from adjective: ↑final (for: ↑finally), ↑ultimate (for: ↑ultimately)

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adverb or at long last
: at the end of a certain period : after delay : finally

at long last returned to America — Dixon Wecter

at last you've come home

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at last
In the end
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at (long) last phrase
used for saying that something you have been waiting for finally happens

I’m so glad to meet you at last.

Then – at long last – their wedding day finally arrived.

Thesaurus: final and at the endsynonym
Main entry: last

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see last I
(or at long last) after much delay

you've come back to me at last!

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at last (or at long last)
: after a delay or long period of time

She was at last [=finally] reunited with her sister.

We're finished at last.

“We're finished.” “At last!”

It appears that this problem will soon be solved, at long last.

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at (long) ˈlast idiom
after much delay, effort, etc; in the end
Syn: finally

At last we're home!

At long last the cheque arrived.

Main entry:lastidiom

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