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 As in 2016 with the San Bernadino case, agents got in eventually. Brian Barrett, Wired, "The FBI Backs Down Against Apple—Again," 18 May 2020 He had been gone 19 days before his body was eventually found in the woods in Camp Hero State Park on Long Island, a 1-hour, 54-minute walk from his home. Karen Blessen, Dallas News, "Photographer Peter Beard lived and worked on the edge —and inspired a Dallas artist to take chances," 17 May 2020 The couple were eventually allowed to dine at the Olive cafe. Carole Landry, New York Times, "China Virus Cluster, Yemen, Cirque du Soleil: Your Monday Briefing," 17 May 2020 The woman eventually got to her car and drove to meet police. cleveland, "Man stabbed multiple times by his “ex”: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 15 May 2020 This is what eventually gets him up-train, as Cavill summons him to help solve a second-class murder. Valentina Valentini, Washington Post, "For Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, the harrowing ‘Snowpiercer’ revival is more timely than ever," 15 May 2020 McKay did eventually get things turned around, winning a division title and reaching the NFC championship game in 1979 and also making the playoffs in both 1981 and 1982. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "What if Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant had taken the Miami Dolphins job in 1970?," 11 May 2020 Hopefully Disney eventually gets it together and lets Lizzie grow up. Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "Move Over, Lizzie McGuire: Hilary Duff Is Getting Another TV Show," 9 May 2020 Argentina will allow the IMF to conduct an Article IV review, a preliminary step that could eventually allow for a new program with the IMF, the country’s economy ministry said in a separate statement. Benjamin Harvey, Bloomberg.com, "IMF Has ‘Fruitful Exchange’ With Argentina on Path Forward," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of eventually

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eventually was in 1667

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22 May 2020

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“Eventually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventually. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eventually

: at some later time : in the end

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