Definition of eventually in US English:



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

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