Ultimately is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of ultimately, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - as the end result of a succession or process
EXAMPLES - Ultimately in a Sentence
- They gave their name ultimately to the whole country. (source)
- The name ultimately chosen drew a couple of immediate critics. (source)
- But the weight of never having won a title ultimately crushed her. (source)
- For his steadfast beliefs, his nickname ultimately became Oswaldskovich (source)
- Pagan it was in its birth; and to paganism its titles ultimately ascend. (source)
- "Politics" ultimately comes from the Greek word "polis" meaning state or city. (source)
- But quantitative easing ultimately is aimed at spurring animal spirits and investment. (source)
- KU point guard Sherron Collins said that this title ultimately would rank as his favorite. (source)
- The English word, 'service' comes to us ultimately from the Latin 'servus' - the word for slave. (source)
- Samson's Board of Directors confirm the fairness of the price and other terms ultimately accepted. (source)
- Fairies are beings of a type unlike us; the root word is ultimately from the Latin, relating to the (source)
- With the mayor in charge, there ultimately is one single official held accountable every four years. (source)
- That word came from the Middle French verb "fondrer," and ultimately from the Latin noun "fundus," meaning "bottom." (source)
- Which, no matter how you slice that, ultimately is code for he doesn't look like what an "American" should look like. (source)
- But the White House is confident that Europe will answer the call ultimately to arms if military action in Iraq is needed. (source)
- Shuttered big-box stores also let retailers have more space, which ultimately translates into more dollars for seasonal retailers. (source)
- June 17, 2010 A web spun of paperwork, money transfers and cell phone calls ultimately brought authorities down on Paul de la Rosa. (source)
- Promoting immigration will promote economic growth which, ultimately, is the only way the US is going to get its fiscal house in order. (source)
- What it ultimately is is a fancy, bloodless and all in all painless Actioner that brings nothing new to the genre except different faces. (source)
- Stifel Nicolaus analyst Chris Growe said he believes the amount of market share private label ultimately takes will depend on consumer spending. (source)
- So Venky do not worry, I subscribe to your views and frustrations, again ultimately "TRUTH HAPPENS" and THAT ONLY HAPPENS rest everything is crap. (source)
- a word ultimately derived from the Greek word for "desert" which was used to describe people who, for religious reasons, went into the desert to dwell alone. (source)
- So unless you can figure out how having OpenSolaris running on millions of devices everywhere ultimately translates to revenue, I doubt Oracle mgmt will be impressed. (source)
- Roman sociology, in which the mother-idea must have been prominent, something we cannot say of our word _marriage, _ derived ultimately from the Latin _mas, _ "a male." (source)
- Sports are the best way, early on, to taste the thrill that comes along with power, whether it ultimately translates to the political, sexual, athletic or academic spheres. (source)
- If that activity ultimately translates into firm orders, we could potentially see up to $17 million in additional revenue for our domestic operations over fiscal years 2009 and 2010. (source)
- The word ultimately translates into shrinking earnings power, which is a big factor in stock-market declines that have driven share prices to their lowest level in more than a decade. (source)
- Gallopin ultimately failed to gain enough distance from his chasers on the descent from the final climb and at the last corner leading to the home straight the main bunch had reformed. (source)
- Being able to place a bullet precisely where you want it, and being able to hit a golf ball exactly where you want it to go --- which ultimately is in the hole, to me mirror each other. (source)
- LAWRENCE: The Tour de France no longer considers Floyd Landis its champion, but the decision to strip him of its title ultimately will rest with the International Cycling Union -- Soledad. (source)
- Which ultimately is more important, the facts the young lady learned in my class -- and trust me, there are many -- or the understanding of what it means to be a citizen in our form of government? (source)
- Brand loyalty is highly sought after by marketers as there is a direct positive relationship between brand loyalty and repetitive buying behaviour which ultimately translates into a larger share of the market. (source)
- The evolutionary pains of the short term ultimately yielded to the bounty of a much bigger, richer, and more sophisticated playing field, a space where telegraphy/telephony, radio, cinema, and television were born and matured. (source)
- The title ultimately referred to Hurley literally writing the script to Empire Strikes Back in a Dharma composition book, as well as the overarching theme of Miles (Luke Skywalker) coming to grips with his estranged father Pierre (source)
- We're not going to make a Victoria Beckham gag. comes undone is in the amount of content it has to offer; while we do not subscribe to the notion that length is more important than quantity, the title ultimately feels truncated and slight. (source)
- Cisco put together the telepresence solution to help its customers improve collaboration, but putting video on an IP network also generates more video traffic on the network, which ultimately translates into more business for the company's core products. (source)
- Yet U.S. policymakers should take those arguments into account only if companies can establish that locating in such tax havens ultimately translates into more jobs and better wages at home -- an argument that I suspect is getting harder and harder to make. (source)
- Atlantis Resources chief executive Tim Cornelius touted the durability of AK1000 to the BBC: "In order to get a robust turbine we have had to make what we call ultimately the dumbest, simple but more robust, turbine you could possible put in such a harsh environment." (source)
- The PBRPRPSCLCS is looking to build upon the success of its 'first three seasons, in which over 1800 competitors have attended nightly events in the hope of become the City League Champion, a title ultimately claimed in 2008 by player (and first female champ in league history) Mr. Is of team David Bowie's Package. (source)
- For, according to the doctrine of interest, which is a term ultimately related to these other terms and equally emphasized with them, only that spiritual food can be expected to be truly assimilated by any person which appeals to his peculiar nature; all else fails of real nourishment, no matter how much drill may be given to it. (source)
- Ailie, being of a romantic temperament, named her monkey Albertino, but the sailors called him Jacko, and their name ultimately became the well-known one of the little foundling, for Ailie was not obstinate; so, seeing that the sailors did not or could not remember Albertino, she soon gave in, and styled her pet Jacko to the end of the chapter, with which piece of information we shall conclude _this_ chapter. (source)
- But questions of more general nature have lately arisen, and these have tended to have a skeptical cast: whether any use of "aesthetic" may be explicated without appeal to some other; whether agreement respecting any use is sufficient to ground meaningful theoretical agreement or disagreement; whether the term ultimately answers to any legitimate philosophical purpose that justifies its inclusion in the lexicon. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 41.0, which suggests that "ultimately" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 26 synonyms for ultimately.
after a while, after all, as a conclusion, at last, at long last, at the close, basically, by and by, climactically, conclusively, finally, fundamentally, hereafter, in conclusion, in consummation, in due time, in future, in the end, in the sequel, presently, sequentially, someday, sometime, somewhere, sooner or later, yet
We have 1 antonym for ultimately.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ultimately from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adverb) At last; in the end; eventually.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adverb) Indicating the last item.
- (adverb) Indicating the most important action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) As a final consequence; at last; in the end.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) As an ultimate or final result; at last; in the end or outcome; at the furthest point of a series; finally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) as the end result of a succession or process