even·​tu·​al·​ly | \ i-ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)wə-lē How to pronounce eventually (audio) , -ˈven-chə-lē, -chü-ə-lē\

Definition of eventually

: at an unspecified later time : in the end

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Examples of eventually in a Sentence

Eventually, I did get better and returned to work. I am sure that we'll succeed eventually. Her constant campaigning eventually got her the nomination. This plant eventually reaches a height of 15 feet.
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Thanks, in part, to a parole officer who erred on the side of compassion over cruelty, Flores was able to get her GED, go to college and eventually law school. Katie Halper, Teen Vogue, "Lucy Flores: Biden's Unwanted Touching Should be Part of #MeToo Conversations," 6 Apr. 2019 Could all these storylines be foreshadowing Rebecca, and eventually Kevin, having to help Toby after Kate's death? Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The ONLY 'This Is Us' Season 3 Finale Fan Theory You'll Ever Need to Read About," 3 Apr. 2019 Doctors eventually diagnosed her with hyperhidrosis of the vulva and had her use Drysol (a strong topical treatment of aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which helps close sweat ducts). Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do if You’re Extremely Sweaty in the General Vicinity of Your Vagina," 3 Apr. 2019 Sugaring thins the hair and eventually kills the hair follicle in total. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "How to Make Your Bikini Wax Less Painful, According to Experts," 1 Apr. 2019 Each conveyor eventually dumps a single material into a large bin. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 Looking for alternatives to salt, Henry's team eventually turned to silicon. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Envision Replacing Batteries with a Molten Silicon 'Sun in a Box'," 6 Dec. 2018 The picture was taken in the gardens of Buckingham Palace ahead of the RAF 100 commemorations back in July of this year, and appears to be from the same portrait session as the photo which was eventually turned into a commemorative stamp. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince William and Prince Harry Look So Affectionate With Prince Charles in a New Candid Photo," 19 Nov. 2018 With a lightweight design, low center of gravity, and efficient interior spaces, Bowlus employee Wally Byam eventually took these same features and built the first Airstream Clipper in 1936. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Aluminum trailer combines ‘30s style with modern amenities," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of eventually

1667, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eventually

: at some later time : in the end

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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