final solution

noun, often capitalized F&S

Definition of final solution

: the Nazi program for extermination of all Jews in Europe

Examples of final solution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And this is one of the steps that the president felt would help not become a final solution but help expedite processing, help ensure that people who are coming across the border have access to health and medical care. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "White House refuses to call migrant surge at border a 'disaster' but deploys FEMA to help," 15 Mar. 2021 The tests required lab technicians to amplify the sample's RNA to help detect it better in the final solution. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "The 5 Most Cutting-Edge Ways to Diagnose COVID-19," 7 Dec. 2020 The vote drew mixed reactions, with many urging the state to work hard to reach a final solution in the 60 days. cleveland, "Voucher delay passed by Senate: No applications until April while debate continues," 31 Jan. 2020 In 2017, Crow Island kindergarten students were moved to Greeley and Hubbard Woods schools to address the enrollment disparities — a temporary fix that was never intended to be a final solution, officials said. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Winnetka District 36 officials say scores of Crow Island School students could be heading to Greeley School in coming years," 27 Aug. 2019 Andolov, in a bare New York townhouse, offers a more final solution., "Billions Season 3 Finale Recap: "The Death Zone"," 11 June 2018 How to blend parish interests into more of a regional mindset has long been a challenge, and the final solution for transit feels like a long way off. Beau Evans,, "How does the New Orleans area get true regional transit?," 20 May 2018 According to the report, Jurgen Klopp identifies Ceballos as the final solution to Liverpool's midfield conundrum, especially with the departure of Philippe Coutinho in the winter., "Spanish Report Claims Real Madrid Are Planning to Offload Midfielder With Liverpool Interested," 11 Apr. 2018 His allies, the Clenched Fist Gang, have eliminated public opposition to deporting Megasaki City’s beloved canines en masse, and prepared the way for a final solution. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Isle of Dogs’ Review: Wes Anderson Unleashed," 22 Mar. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Final solution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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