Definition of in the end in US English:

in the end


  • Eventually or on reflection.

    ‘in the end, I saw that she was right’
    • ‘What is a challenge worth when there is no prize in the end to make up for the travails?’
    • ‘He rang the county clerk's office to sort out the error, and was able to vote in the end.’
    • ‘We shouldn't have had to go five times to the well, but we got our reward in the end.’
    • ‘The walls are now the wrong shade of white. this is the sort of thing which drives you mad in the end.’
    • ‘He has got there in the end, even if the work he has put in has been free labour.’
    • ‘They would either have to let me go in the end and face doing time in jail if they were caught or they would have to kill me.’
    • ‘I think we got it right in the end, but it'll be a surprise tomorrow to see what happens.’
    • ‘This film will make you laugh and make you cry and fall in love and feel good in the end.’
    • ‘Young men are like that, but it helps with the preservation of the species, in the end.’
    • ‘It may cost a little more to do it that way but in the end their passengers would think better of them for it.’
    • ‘I wasn't keen on the first part of the gas mask story, but it all worked out in the end.’
    • ‘We lost heavily in the end, but it never looked like it was going to happen that way.’
    • ‘So, in the end, we gave her an old football, and she soon grew to love it like a special friend.’
    • ‘Moralising on the basis of hurricanes and storm surges is not going to help anybody in the end.’
    • ‘My Dad stayed behind in the end as they didn't think I was fit enough to be left alone.’
    • ‘I know there will be a couple of grumbles along the way but, in the end, they would be happy.’
    • ‘I struggle on a while longer, deciding in the end to leave this tough job to the experts.’
    • ‘The plot is basically about unrequited love and the boy ending up with the right girl in the end.’
    eventually, in the end, in the long run, at length, finally, sooner or later, in time, in the fullness of time, after some time, in the final analysis, when all is said and done, one day, some day, sometime, at last, at long last
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