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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Hardy eventually turned herself into the Cincinnati Police Department. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Two women indicted in Symmes Township abduction," 13 July 2018 Will the votes of women who are hostile to Trump eventually take him down, along with the Republican majority in Congress? Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "Sandra Oh, Emmy Nomination, Wimbledon: Broadsheet July 13," 13 July 2018 It will be sold as long as there’s inventory, but will eventually drop off of Apple’s website. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Apple's MacBook Pros Get Faster Chips, New Keyboards (Kinda)," 12 July 2018 Since the storm, Nall has seen the people around her rebuild, slowly but surely filing permits, hiring (and firing) contractors, picking out flooring and cabinets and eventually moving back in. Jennifer Bolton, Houston Chronicle, "Video: 83-year-old Pearland woman still living in house gutted from Harvey," 11 July 2018 The altercation that led to the stabbing started inside the festival's Kalypso club and eventually moved outside to Zrće Beach, where the attack occurred. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Man Stabbed to Death at Hideout Festival in Croatia," 28 June 2018 After much pleading, the officers eventually moved on from the camp. Dae Shik Kim Hawkins, The Atlantic, "An App for Ejecting the Homeless," 28 June 2018 He was eventually dropped from the litigation, but a state child support specialist, Mark Janus, carried on the fight. NBC News, "Supreme Court ruling is major blow to public worker unions," 27 June 2018 The foster baby eventually pulled out a tube in his throat that helped him breath, leaving him in a persistent vegetative state, his adoptive mother Linda Badawo told lawmakers. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "Lawmakers question state leaders, company executives over reported failures in Medicaid managed care program," 27 June 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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