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Earlier I saw a new web clip to the vampire diaries season 6 episode 7, where Alarick says:

If you kill me, I am dead for good this time.

Please, explain to me what this means.

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"For good" means irrevocably, for ever. In this context, it means Alarick would not be able to resurrect (come back to life) as (I presume) he usually does.

  • forever; permanently. I finally left home for good. They tried to repair it many times before they fixed it for good. (from TFD)

(Disclaimer: I haven't watched the series in a long time, and have no idea who Alarick is).

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    "For good" sometimes means irrevocably, for ever. Other times it means to positive effect. Eg, maybe the series will improve with Alarick dead? – James Waldby - jwpat7 Nov 12 '14 at 8:53
  • Thank you really much. :)) Btw, Alarick actually appears in 1st season, so you must've remembered him. – user97476 Nov 12 '14 at 9:00
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    @jwpat7: Haha... yes, there is certainly the non-idiomatic meaning, too (e.g. in He is a powerful force for good)... but I can't access it in OP's sentence. – Amadan Nov 12 '14 at 9:02
  • I must have seen him, then. But I certainly don't remember him. Also, you can't say really much, use very much instead. You're welcome! – Amadan Nov 12 '14 at 9:05
  • @Amadan, yeah, you're right. thx, again :) – user97476 Nov 12 '14 at 9:33

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