in the final/last analysis

idiom

: 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.

Examples of in the final/last analysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year’s Competition may, in the final analysis, be judged by how these early features function. John Hopewell, Variety, 4 Mar. 2024 Packing a geo-political sweep, but in the final analysis a love story, turning on a female writer, who creates fictional identities for a witness protection program for created by a coalition of intelligence agencies. Marta Balaga, Variety, 21 Feb. 2024 The author payment has turned the entire industry into a money-making machine that fails to fundamentally support the science on which the efforts of researchers depend in the final analysis. Torie Bosch, STAT, 17 Feb. 2024 Who, in the final analysis, was more obsessed with Eleanor’s glossy, swinging bangs? Zadie Smith, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 There are lots of studies, but in the final analysis, what is the relationship between IQ and achievement? Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2023 There were a total of 11,894 myocardial infarction (MI) patients in the final analysis, of whom 10,623 (90.4%) had a first-time cardiovascular event and 1,136 (9.6%) had a repeat event.1 Just over half (52.3%) of MI patients were able to correctly recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. Amber Sayer, Health, 11 Sep. 2023 Everything, in the final analysis, is a racket—even history. Evan Kindley, The New Republic, 1 Aug. 2023 But in the final analysis Willard could not have made the team. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 13 Dec. 2020

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“In the final/last analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20final%2Flast%20analysis. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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