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From Middle English endly, endely (final), equivalent to end +‎ -ly. Compare Dutch eindelijk (final), German endlich (final), Middle High German endelīch (final).


endly (not comparable)

  1. (rare, nonstandard) Final, terminal; of or pertaining to the end; conclusive.
    • a 1600, Richard Hakluyt, The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques & discoveries of the English, published 1903:
      Of unitie, shewing of our keeping of the sea: with an endly or finall processe of peace by authoritie.
    • 1898, "Ludwig in London: Walkgo towards Tscerringross", by "Ludwig", in Punch, eds. Lemon, Mayhew, Taylor, Brooks, Burnand, Seaman, Volumes 114-115, page 65:
      I pull me up, he push, and endly am i [sic] on one Foot on the little Waggonstep.
    • 1972, Igbo market literature - Volume 2 - Page 238:
      The stretch of wilful obtuse to go in marriage leads a guiding knowledge of man in achieving an endly reach of it []
    • 2015, Stephen L. Brock, The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas:
      Thomas calls it the last or ultimate end—as it were the endliest end.

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endly (not comparable)

  1. Finally; at last.
    • 1998, Peter Sloot, Marian Bubak, Bob Hertzberger, High-performance computing and networking:
      This allows a more flexible resource utilization and better performance: any process can access its data wherever it is, a reduced migration cost can be obtained by the transfer of a minimal part of the process context (the data partially remaining where it is), endly the remote access cost is minimized thanks to the attraction between data and execution context.
    • 1994, Zbigniew Raś, Maria Zemankova, Methodologies for intelligent systems:
      Endly, some implementation aspects are presented.
    • 1988, Christophe Bonnard, Landslides:
      Endly the reverse model still means water infiltration and erosion control, at least in spring when the daily resultant is a water table lowering.
    • 1902, Harry Leon Wilson, The Spenders a Tale of the Third Generation:
      And, endly, mark our tailed arborean ancestors, trained to the wearing of garments and a single eye-glass.
    • 1833, Luke Howard, The climate of London: deduced from meteorological observations...:
      The rains, which are still falling, have endly allayed this evil...