in the final/last analysis

Definition of in the final/last analysis

  1. :  after considering everything —used for a final statement or judgment that is based on what is most important in a particular situation It was a difficult decision but, in the final/last analysis, it was the right choice.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not to be altered or undone

    :  of or relating to a concluding court action or proceeding

    :  coming at the end :  being the last in a series, process, or progress

  1. :  something that is final: such as

  1. :  to continue in time

    :  to remain fresh or unimpaired :  endure

    :  to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. :  a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. :  to shape with a last

  1. :  after all others :  at the end

    :  most lately

    :  in conclusion

  1. :  following all the rest

    :  being the only remaining

    :  belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. :  something that is last

  1. :  a detailed examination of anything complex in order to understand its nature or to determine its essential features :  a thorough study

    :  a statement of such an examination

    :  separation of a whole into its component parts

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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