in the final analysis

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in the final analysis

When everything has been considered; when all the facts are known or the truth has come to light. In the final analysis, it is the lowest earners in society who have been worst hit by this economic downturn. Rebarbative though he may be, in the final analysis, his dismissal comes down to his incompetency at the job.
See also: analysis, final

in the final analysis

 and in the last analysis
in truth; when all the facts are known; when the truth becomes known. (Usually used when someone is speculating about what the final outcome will be.) In the final analysis, it is usually the children who suffer most in a situation like this. In the last analysis, you simply do not want to do as you are told!
See also: analysis, final

in the final analysis

Also, in the last analysis. When all things are considered. For example, In the final analysis we must find ways to improve our sales, or I can, in the last analysis, talk only about my own work. This expression was at first put as in the ultimate analysis. [Late 1700s]
See also: analysis, final

in the final analysis

when everything has been considered (used to suggest that the following statement expresses the basic truth about a complex situation).
See also: analysis, final

in the ˌlast/ˌfinal aˈnalysis

used to say what is most important after everything has been discussed or considered: In the final analysis, humour is a matter of individual interpretation.
See also: analysis, final, last
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Her consciousness, if they let it alone--as they of course after this mercifully must--WAS, in the last analysis, a kind of shy romance.
He had distinctly not, in this steadier light, come over ALL for the monstrosities; he had come, not only in the last analysis but quite on the face of the act, under an impulse with which they had nothing to do.
last analysis ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high
But the kindly knowledge of the main forces in human nature, the unfailing sympathy, and the irrepressible conviction that happiness depends in the last analysis on the individual will and character make Goldsmith's writings, especially
But in the last analysis, this has left many frustrated and foundering.
In the last analysis technology should solve problems, not be their source.
In the last analysis, it's Alison's money and no one else's, to do with as she thinks fit, and she can put her foot down any time.
The important thing, in the last analysis, is to do something to get started.
Although the insurance business has not deteriorated since Standard & Poor's last analysis, the potential exists, albeit a remote one, that other corporate businesses could have a negative effect on GILICO.
But, in the last analysis, it has to be down to the public itself, you and me.
In the last analysis, in my judgment if the position should become a reality in this city it will be the people of Birmingham who will be the new city bosses - not the incumbent of the office.
OTCBB:BIPH) developers of the first MRI-compatible pacemaker, announced today its most recent analyst coverage from Resnik Research Services, highlighting the company's key strengths, as well as major steps taken since the last analysis published in late 2001.
In the last analysis, they noted, institutional holdings are largely owned for individuals.