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Origin of eventually

First recorded in 1650–60; eventual + -ly
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someday, ultimately, finally, yet, hereafter, sometime

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British Dictionary definitions for eventually


  1. at the very end; finally
  2. (as sentence modifier) after a long time or long delayeventually, he arrived
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Word Origin and History for eventually

"ultimately," 1670s, from eventual + -ly (2).

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