even·​tu·​al | \ i-ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce eventual (audio) , -ˈven-chəl, -chü-əl \

Definition of eventual

1 archaic : contingent, conditional
2 : taking place at an unspecified later time : ultimately resulting they counted on our eventual success

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Examples of eventual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year’s inaugural field was light on stars and easy on the golfers, resulting in ultra-low scores and a top 10 of mostly unknowns, including the eventual winner, Nate Lashley. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "How the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic leaders spent the last year," 29 June 2020 The eventual migration of Southern Democrats into the GOP had more to do with deep economic, demographic, and political forces that had been in operation for decades. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, "The Western Origins of the “Southern Strategy”," 29 June 2020 Wilson will be one of the key members of the eventual taxi squad staff. Dallas News, "How the Rangers’ approach with their 60-man roster shows flexibility is a must during the COVID-19 pandemic," 29 June 2020 Such scaremongering helped convince senators to reject Bork, paving the way for Anthony Kennedy’s eventual confirmation. Seth Stern, The Christian Science Monitor, "Fifty years of legal skirmishes have deepened the divide over Roe v. Wade," 29 June 2020 McNamara brought attention to the case through her blog and eventual book, coining the term Golden State Killer. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "Use This Timeline To Follow The Golden State Killer Case In I’ll Be Gone In The Dark," 29 June 2020 Bain has already received preliminary regulatory approval from Australia's treasurer, and is now proceeding with the airline for its restructuring and eventual sale, administrators said. Michelle Toh, CNN, "Virgin Australia finds new owner in US private equity firm Bain Capital," 26 June 2020 In our mind, what are the life lessons that are being absorbed by this youngish man on the path to eventual greatness? Christian Holub, EW.com, "Doom Patrol showrunner teases how season 2 explores 'generational family trauma'," 26 June 2020 Its eventual successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, described by NASA as the most powerful and complex space telescope ever built, is scheduled to launch on March 30, 2021. Fox News, "Hubble Telescope finds flapping 'Bat Shadow' in deep space," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of eventual

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jul 2020

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“Eventual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventual. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eventual

: coming or happening at a later time


even·​tu·​al | \ i-ˈven-chə-wəl How to pronounce eventual (audio) \

Kids Definition of eventual

: coming at some later time eventual success

Other Words from eventual

eventually adverb

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