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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Recent Examples on the Web In the coming months, the library will work to organize the archive, digitizing selections and eventually making the collection available to researchers. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Library of Congress Acquires 100,000 Images by Harlem Photographer Shawn Walker," 24 Feb. 2020 Assange’s relationship with the Ecuadorians eventually soured and he was evicted from the embassy in 2019, paving the way for his arrest by British authorities. Christina Boyle, Los Angeles Times, "WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange due in court to fight extradition," 23 Feb. 2020 McBride, shackled at the waist and feet and wearing striped jail clothes, eventually did speak, but only answered the judge with brief answers. Tyler Eagle, Detroit Free Press, "Temperance man charged in gruesome slaying of dad's mother-in-law," 21 Feb. 2020 Cal filmed a music video in his neighborhood, and the video eventually went in heavy rotation on BET. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coo Coo Cal is the only Milwaukee rapper who had a No. 1 song. A new movie shows how it all fell apart.," 21 Feb. 2020 Some are clinging to the idea that eventually society will simply get over the problems that the internet introduced into civilization’s core functions. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Tech Experts Are Pessimistic About Their Industry," 21 Feb. 2020 Major League pitchers are eventually going to find a weakness and exploit it. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino 'looking in the present' after breakout year," 20 Feb. 2020 Police dogs eventually found Bennett that night and directed rescuers to his location. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, "Missing 76-year-old hiker found alive, authorities say," 19 Feb. 2020 Ali eventually went to a rope-a-dope, trying to tire Frazier out. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "25 greatest heavyweight fights of the last 100 years," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of eventually

1667, in the meaning defined above

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28 Feb 2020

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“Eventually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventually. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eventually

: at some later time : in the end

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