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

Example Sentences

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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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 1 Dec. 2022.

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: at some later time : in the end

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