even·​tu·​al i-ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce eventual (audio)
archaic : contingent, conditional
: taking place at an unspecified later time : ultimately resulting
they counted on our eventual success

Examples of eventual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In South Carolina and North Dakota, five contests for the U.S. House of Representatives and governor are all-but-guaranteed to decide the eventual November winner on solidly red turf. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 9 June 2024 After a scrum early in the third period of the Florida Panthers’ eventual 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday, Rangers forward Chris Kreider grabbed Tkachuk’s mouth guard and attempted to throw it into the crowd. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 29 May 2024 And because the Sheriff’s Department usually won’t transport patients over a long distance multiple times for a court hearing and eventual treatment, those patients usually go to jail. Isabelle Taft, ProPublica, 28 May 2024 The eventual deal, outlined in court documents in London, included a loan of 2.5 million Australian dollars to resolve Dr. Wright’s tax problems. David Yaffe-Bellany, New York Times, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for eventual 

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eventual was in 1645

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“Eventual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventual. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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even·​tu·​al i-ˈvench-(ə-)wəl How to pronounce eventual (audio)
: coming at some later time : ultimate
our eventual success
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