even·​tu·​al·​ly i-ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)wə-lē How to pronounce eventually (audio)
-chü-ə-lē How to pronounce eventually (audio)
: at an unspecified later time : in the end

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.
Recent Examples on the Web At least three officers eventually showed up, and one asked if Perez would come down to the station to talk to detectives while other officers searched his house. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 As for Jobs, his savvy Midheaven in Gemini (representing communications and technology) influenced his lifelong pursuit of curiosity, which eventually led him to revolutionize the tech industry with his groundbreaking ideas. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 This is a suture knot and will eventually dissolve. Troy Bedinghaus, Od, Verywell Health, 1 June 2024 The next year, the association faced more anger and eventually withdrew an award for a novel widely criticized for its sympathetic portrait of a cavalry officer who participated in the slaughter of Lakota Indians at the Battle of Wounded Knee. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 1 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for eventually 

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eventually was in 1667

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“Eventually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventually. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: at some later time : in the end

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