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 Walker joined Tektronix in 1958 after earning an engineering degree in Missouri and spent nearly four decades at Oregon’s signature technology company in various roles, eventually rising to become chief operating officer and president. oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2021 The petrified cat fell, bounced a bit off the flag, and eventually was secured by some in the student section before being brought away by stadium security. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2021 The two samples are currently stored within titanium tubes on the rover and will eventually be dropped at a site where a future mission can retrieve them. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 10 Sep. 2021 Unlike what are known as 501(c)(4) groups, independent expenditure committees will eventually have to disclose their donors, though there are ways of complicating those disclosures to shield donors’ identities. cleveland, 8 Sep. 2021 Previous studies indicated that the Veale Ranch development could eventually have a population of 30,000 people. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 3 Sep. 2021 The Democrats who fled Texas in July to block their Legislature’s voting bill eventually had to go home. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2021 First, there was the risk that a vaccine could make people permanently infertile, something that wasn’t acceptable for users who wanted to have children eventually. Sara Harrison, Wired, 30 Aug. 2021 Retailers eventually have to pass on retail price increases, decrease promotional markdowns to preserve their gross margins, and not cannibalize their typically thin rates of profit. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of eventually

1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Eventually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventually. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eventually

: at some later time : in the end

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