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ultimately

adverb ul·ti·mate·ly \-mət-lē\

: at the end of a process, period of time, etc.

: at the most basic level : in the central or most important way

Full Definition of ULTIMATELY

1
:  in the end :  fundamentally <the word comes ultimately from Latin>
2
:  eventually <ultimately, they agreed>

Examples of ULTIMATELY

  1. The changes ultimately proved to be unnecessary.
  2. Ultimately, it's a question of who is more popular.

First Known Use of ULTIMATELY

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