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in the end

Definition of in the end

  1. 1 :  finally or after a long time :  ultimately <We worked hard, and in the end, we achieved our goal.>

  2. 2 :  when all things are considered <He thought about moving to the city, but in the end, decided to stay where he was.> <In the end, what really matters in a relationship is trust.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the part of an area that lies at the boundary

    :  a point that marks the extent of something

    :  the point where something ceases to exist

  1. :  to bring to an end

    :  destroy

    :  to make up the end of

  1. :  final, ultimate

  1. :  to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

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to take off or remove

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