[ ih-ven-choo-uh-lee ]
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  1. finally; ultimately; at some later time: Eventually we will own the house free and clear.

Origin of eventually

First recorded in 1650–60; eventual + -ly

Words Nearby eventually

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How to use eventually in a sentence

  • At last Aristide fed him desperately, dandled him eventually to sleep, and returned to an excited pillow.

  • Masters and I arranged to come home together and eventually reached Cape Town.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • But if the "great public" will only tolerate one as a pupil long enough, eventually, one must succeed.

  • There is much controversy as to whether stop-keys will eventually displace the older fashioned draw-knobs.

  • The place was then attacked by an armed force, without result, but eventually the natives allowed the women to be taken away.

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British Dictionary definitions for eventually


/ (ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ) /

  1. at the very end; finally

  2. (as sentence modifier) after a long time or long delay: eventually, he arrived

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