- finally; ultimately; at some later time: Eventually we will own the house free and clear.
Origin of eventually
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Examples from the Web for eventually
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Eventually, the call of freedom comes to every mind and every soul.
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And eventually the day came when he was unable to make the stipulated payments.
He had eventually informed him of his journey, and promised to call upon him.
When Thomas eventually put in an appearance he was greeted with jeers.
- at the very end; finally
- (as sentence modifier) after a long time or long delayeventually, he arrived
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Word Origin and History for eventually
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