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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The goal is to eventually get up to 2,000, Munsil said, but that's years down the road. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "5 things to know about Arizona Christian University's move to Glendale," 16 June 2019 Health care for those people is part of Democrats’ plan to eventually get everyone in California covered by health insurance. Fox News, "California OKs $214.8B budget, including health insurance for illegal immigrants, money for homelessness," 14 June 2019 Health care for those people is part of Democrats’ plan to eventually get everyone in California to have health insurance. Adam Beam, USA TODAY, "California lawmakers pass $214.8 billion budget, including health care for some in US illegally," 14 June 2019 Silberlicht’s younger brother, Yakov, the captain of Team Israel, gave the opening address before eventually leading the host nation to the tournament quarterfinals. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "Other countries want to boost their lacrosse teams, and they’re turning to Boston talent for help," 14 June 2019 Solano eventually got to second base and was awarded third when the ball went into the stands. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Giants sweep bumbling Padres to lowest point of season," 13 June 2019 Better Place, an Israeli startup, spent $1 billion to build battery-swapping stations, yet there weren’t enough electric vehicles in circulation and the idea eventually led it to bankruptcy in 2013. Echo Huang, Quartz, "The world’s biggest fintech wants to dominate China’s true electric transport opportunity," 13 June 2019 So in high school King started researching gun violence, which eventually led her and her mom to join Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement for gun reform. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Meet Glamour's 2019 College Women of the Year," 11 June 2019 The fans responded with a vulgar chant and a shower of rally towels; the public address announcer eventually asked them to stop. Jimmy Golen, The Denver Post, "Blues beat Bruins 2-1, lead Stanley Cup 3-2," 6 June 2019

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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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