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final

adjective closing, completing, concluding, conclusory, crowning, decisive, definitive, end, ending, extreme, extremus, finishing, irrevocable, last, rearmost, supreme, terminal, terminating, terminational, terminative, ultimate, ultimus, unappealable, without appeal
Associated concepts: final accounting, final adjudication, final and conclusive, final award, final conviction, final deciiion, final decree, final determination, final disposition, final finding, final hearing, final judgment, final offer, final order, final settlement, final submission
See also: absolute, binding, categorical, certain, complete, conclusive, crucial, decisive, definitive, determinative, extreme, inappealable, incontestable, irrevocable, last, peremptory, positive, ultimate
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The treaties of the United States, under the present Constitution, are liable to the infractions of thirteen different legislatures, and as many different courts of final jurisdiction, acting under the authority of those legislatures.
Then I knew what had blinded me at that crucial moment of the fight, and how Sarkoja had found a way to kill me without herself delivering the final thrust.
I am an aspirant to membership in the palace guard," I said, "and from yonder window in the tower where I was confined awaiting the final test for fitness I saw this brute attack the this woman.
For his final handshake was hearty enough to send me away something ashamed of my precipitancy, and with a further sense of having shown him small gratitude for his kindly anxiety on my behalf.
Was he giving final battle to his formidable passion?
He made out a list of books which Philip was to read till he was ready for the final achievement of Faust, and meanwhile, ingeniously enough, started him on a German translation of one of the plays by Shakespeare which Philip had studied at school.
The A-shaped roof was thatched with small branches laid close together and over these long jungle grass and palm fronds, with a final coating of clay.
In a word he had been driven about from office to office for five months and had spent every farthing he had; his wife's last rags had just been pawned; and meanwhile a child had been born to them and--and today I have a final refusal to my petition, and I have hardly a crumb of bread left--I have nothing left; my wife has had a baby lately--and I-I--'
But that native land was too far off, and for a man going a thousand miles it is absolutely necessary to set aside his final goal and to say to himself: "Today I shall get to a place twenty-five miles off where I shall rest and spend the night," and during the first day's journey that resting place eclipses his ultimate goal and attracts all his hopes and desires.
But in all essentials he was himself, and my final lesson from him, or the final effect of all my lessons from him, was to find myself, and to be for good or evil whatsoever I really was.
You would not have needed the final ocular proof that I had--the weird rhamphorhynchus-like creature which he had brought back with him from the inner world.
Next day, however, there was a great battle, and the Horse was wounded to death in the final charge of the day.