eventually

adverb
even·​tu·​al·​ly | \ i-ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)wə-lē, -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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While furniture buyers still want to see large items in person before committing, e-commerce is becoming more important to browse options and eventually make a purchase. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The rise of the direct-to-consumer home," 21 Dec. 2018 Allison eventually found a small biotech firm that was interested in the approach (the company was later acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb), and human trials were in progress in the early 2000s. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Treatments that cause the immune system to attack cancer earn a Nobel," 1 Oct. 2018 That's where the prison will be held eventually, as well as where Fizzle Rocks is currently being produced in excess. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Comprehensive List of All of Hiram Lodge's Schemes on "Riverdale"," 13 Dec. 2018 Microsoft eventually sweetened up its Work and Play bundle by adding a third-party support contract, offering additional assistance with Windows problems. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox," 12 Dec. 2018 Major Chinese property developer Sunac China Holdings eventually came in with $2.2 billion and tried to steer LeEco out of the skid by paying back some of that debt. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Faraday Future CEO’s long trail of debt is finally catching up to him," 8 Dec. 2018 And the budding single-family rental industry could eventually be the same for those who rent a detached house. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Online property management tools are moving the landlord-tenant relationship to the internet," 7 Nov. 2018 Here are a few ways the euthanasia process can be easier on them and you, when the time does eventually come. 1. Ace Ratcliff, SELF, "Pet Euthanasia at Home: 6 Ways to Make Putting Down Your Pet Easier on Them—and You," 25 Oct. 2018 Some of the earlier and most powerful Westerners to arrive here were the Sassoons, a family of Baghdadi Jews who eventually came to control large swaths of not only the shipping trade but the real estate business as well. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of eventually

1667, in the meaning defined above

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eventually

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of eventually

: at some later time : in the end

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