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 The 4,567-square-foot restaurant in the O-Town West development near Disney World is open 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily and will eventually be open 24 hours a day. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando White Castle sets single day sales record for chain," 4 May 2021 More than a week later, the search narrowed to a stormwater reservoir managed by the Lake County Forest Preserve District where an officer eventually located the pup and returned her to her family. Lisa Donovan, chicagotribune.com, "The Spin: Biden, Lightfoot and the call to return to normal by July 4 | US Rep. Rush presses FBI files tied to Fred Hampton’s death | US Rep. Schneider’s Lab returns home," 4 May 2021 But eventually, banks will likely be able to get on board. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Has Wall Street missed the boat on cryptocurrencies?," 2 May 2021 Ori might be a little squatty now, but eventually, Ori will be a powerful hunter and grow to about 2 feet tall. cincinnati.com, "© Copyright Gannett 2021," 30 Apr. 2021 The 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo, the Bears’ Andy Dalton (see above) are eventually on their way out from their respective teams. oregonlive, "Penei Sewell, quarterbacks, Justin Herbert among 11 winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2021 NFL draft," 30 Apr. 2021 Buying companies at expensive prices is a sure way to have low future returns and, eventually, losses. Iese Business School, Forbes, "Blank Checks Are Rarely Good. Are SPACs The Exception?," 28 Apr. 2021 The song suite will eventually be the first half of a full Counting Crows album, with another suite filling the second half. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, "Exclusive: Hear Counting Crows’ First New Music in Seven Years," 27 Apr. 2021 The relaxation room sports a dining room table that will eventually be the site for chef’s table-at-the-spa dining. BostonGlobe.com, "A major refresh for a Conn. inn can mean a major refresh for its guests," 22 Apr. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Eventually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventually. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eventually

: at some later time : in the end

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