[ UK /fˈa‍ɪnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈfaɪnəɫ/ ]
  1. occurring at or forming an end or termination
    terminal leave
    his concluding words came as a surprise
    the last days of the dinosaurs
    the final chapter
  2. conclusive in a process or progression
    a last resort
    the net result
    the final answer
  3. not to be altered or undone
    the judge's decision is final
    the arbiter will have the last say
  1. the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  2. an examination administered at the end of an academic term
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How To Use final In A Sentence

  • When the moment finally comes, one look through his cataract lenses is all it takes. Christianity Today
  • Two more debates are scheduled in the coming weeks, one debate dealing with education and health will be held in Irbid next week and the final week before elections the southern city of Karak will witness a candidates debate on agriculture and development. Daoud Kuttab: Jordanian Candidate Uses Debate to Call for Curtailing King's Powers
  • Pulling one back with another penalty - this time converted by the regular taker - they finally conceded a third. The Sun
  • It will also host the handball final and semifinals, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball. Times, Sunday Times
  • The finishing line may be in sight but the final lap is shaping up to be an epic battle. Times, Sunday Times
  • He did his final piece of serious work on Tuesday morning, which was grand, and we have just kept him ticking over with a couple of canters.
  • maybe god wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
  • You can't help thinking that the promise of that final inspection adds a little extra sparkle to the finished product. Times, Sunday Times
  • With a bit of luck, this will finally spell the end of those unforgiving hipster trousers.
  • The final section of the traverse was a bit of a challenge: delicate, balancey moves with next to nothing for hands or feet.
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