Definition of lastly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ˈlæstli
1 used to introduce the final point that you want to make
Lastly, I'd like to ask you about your plans.
2 at the end; after all the other things that you have mentionedLastly, add the lemon juice.
Usage noteUsage note: firstOrdering your pointsThis study has the following aims:first, to investigate how international students in the UK use humour; second, to examine how jokes can help to establish social relationships; and, third, to explore the role that humour plays in helping overseas students adjust to life in the UK.Let us begin by identifying some of the popular joke genres in the UK.Next, let us turn to/Next, let us consider the question of gender differences in the use of humour.Finally/Lastly, let us briefly examine the role of humour in defining a nation's culture. notes at firstly, lastly Language Banks at conclusion, processUsage noteUsage note: lastly / at lastLastly is used to introduce the last in a list of things or the final point you are making:Lastly, I would like to thank my parents for all their support.At last is used when something happens after a long time, especially when there has been some difficulty or delay:At last, after twenty hours on the boat, they arrived at their destination. You can also use finally, eventually or in the end with this meaning, but not lastly.
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