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.


"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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