AT LAST / LASTLY / AFTER ALL

  • At last / lastly / after all

Lastly is used like finally to introduce the last item in a list or sequence.

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone for coming tonight.

Use at last when something good hppens after a long period of waiting:

The report has taken a year to complete, but it’s available at last.

After all can be used after a long introduction, conclusion or expectation to remind someone of a fact they should consider or remember:

Prisoners should be treated with respect; they are human beings after all.

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