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at (long) last
Finally. Typically said after a long period. My husband returns from his trip today at last—I've missed him so much! At long last, I got an A on a math test. All that studying really helped.
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at (long) last
after a long wait; finally. At last the hostages were released. Sally earned her diploma at long last after six years in college.
finally; after a long wait. The train has come at last. At last, we have gotten something to eat.
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Also, at long last. After a long time, finally, as in At last the speeches ended and dinner was served, or Harry's got his degree at long last. The first term dates from about 1200, the variant from the early 1500s. Also see at length, def. 2.
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at (long) ˈlastat the end of a period of waiting, trying etc.; finally: At long last she’s got a job in a theatre in Stratford.
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After a considerable length of time; finally.
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