Definition of in the fullness of time in English:

in the fullness of time

phrase

  • After a due length of time has elapsed; eventually.

    ‘he'll tell us in the fullness of time’
    • ‘Because it was likely that, in the fullness of time, the lads may want to marry and take a small farm of their own, Walter and Kate saved hard so that when the time came they could say: ‘We'd like to be able to help t'lads get a start’.’
    • ‘The answer to this question will be given in our next part; but we can assure you that all will be fulfilled ‘in the fulness of time!’’
    • ‘Yes, there are a bigoted few but this hardly accounts for the overwhelming number of otherwise sensible people who, I am quite certain, will look back on their opposition with embarrassment in the fullness of time.’
    • ‘On a completely different tack, there is news on the Extreme Gardening front: I have successfully germinated a strelitzia nicolai, which in the fullness of time, will grow some 30 feet high.’
    • ‘The general public has both of these nice properties, so any gizmo that's useful to the general public will, in the fullness of time and technological development, become relatively cheap and easy to use.’
    • ‘The question whether Lady Thatcher should - in the remote fullness of time - be entitled to a state funeral is not debatable to anyone with a sense of British and global history.’
    • ‘The Wilson Committee considered that in the fullness of time all such records would eventually find their way into the public domain.’
    in due course, when the time is ripe, eventually, in time, in time to come, at a later date, one day, some day, sooner or later, in a while, after a while, after a bit, ultimately, finally, in the end
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