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: in the end : fundamentally
the word comes ultimately from Latin
ultimately, they agreed
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eventually, finally, someday, sometime, sooner or later, yet
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1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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Literally Everything You'll Ever Need...
A very special article about 'very' (& 'actually', 'really', 'ultimately'...)
ultimate mortality table
ultimate tensile strength
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: at the end of a process, period of time, etc.
: at the most basic level : in the central or most important way
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full of whispering sounds
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