[ UK /fˈa‍ɪnəlˌɪst/ ]
[ US /ˈfaɪnəɫɪst/ ]
  1. a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
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How To Use finalist In A Sentence

  • These are books that juries have selected as finalists for the ultimate Pulitzer Prize.
  • Here, we speak to last year's winner and five regional finalists. The Sun
  • Indeed, one has to wonder for a community that has spawned scores of spelling bee champions and science finalists, but has painfully few athletes, runners and players.
  • The ten finalists were drawn randomly from a bingo machine and each one made their way up to the stage where they picked a key.
  • Book critic Carlin Romano, who is also critic-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education (in which role he was a finalist last year for a Pulitzer in criticism), takes a look at that dubious aphorist, E.M. Cioran. An Inquirer trifecta ...
  • In fact, for the first time in many years, none of the men's semi-finalists was a former or the current National champion.
  • Semifinalists will be required to submit copies of their entire dissertation for the final selection process.
  • He is a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
  • First questions came from former Olympic champion and defeated finalist - US swimmer Janet Evans.
  • She will almost certainly make England's team for Manchester 2002 and is a potential finalist.
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