Definition of eventually in English:



  • [sentence adverb] In the end, especially after a long delay, dispute, or series of problems.

    ‘eventually, after midnight, I arrived at the hotel’
    • ‘If you keep knocking them back all day, eventually they have to turn over the ball.’
    • ‘The drug took hold of him and eventually his father had to let him go because he had become a liability.’
    • ‘I started taking time off to get on top of it, but eventually I had to leave the company.’
    • ‘This led to him eventually asking Stephen if he would join him and few other comedians.’
    • ‘Dad was horrified when he eventually found out, but this was the world he lived in.’
    • ‘Police officers eventually got the animal into a van and returned it to its owner.’
    • ‘They were initially very keen to see it, but eventually it was vetoed from the top.’
    • ‘He stepped on the gas and headed for the road that would eventually lead him home.’
    • ‘The rain has driven most of them indoors but I eventually spot one lurking on the green.’
    • ‘So is the day eventually going to come, I ask gingerly, when he will be too old to fly to space?’
    • ‘In and out of jail, he was eventually referred to a bail hostel in York and has been here ever since.’
    • ‘It was a bitter blow they did not need and it eventually led to their ninth home defeat of the campaign.’
    • ‘She is learning to be a hairdresser and would like eventually to go to university.’
    • ‘It was this which resulted in two years of falling sales and eventually to his departure.’
    • ‘Continue straight ahead at this point and the path eventually joins an access lane.’
    • ‘The police were alerted and the car was eventually stopped and the three men arrested.’
    • ‘She was eventually reported missing seven days later by staff at her former school.’
    • ‘The voluntary work eventually earned him his chance and he has been taking it ever since.’
    • ‘He eventually goes on to apologise, but the apology comes too late for some in his home city.’
    • ‘Needless to say, little by little the idea began to grow on us and eventually we decided to buy it.’
    in the end, in due course, by and by, in time, after some time, after a period of time, after a long time, after a bit, finally, at last, at long last
    ultimately, in the long run, in the fullness of time, at some point in the future, at a future date, at the end of the day, one day, one of these fine days, some day, sometime, in time to come, sooner or later, when all is said and done
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