Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb At an unspecified future time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the event; in the final result or issue; in the end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an eventual manner; finally; ultimately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In the end.
  • adverb mathematics, of a sequence For some tail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

eventual +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Physical culture" became gym class, or working out, or just plain exercise, and the term eventually died--until the New York Times resurrected it as a pompous catch-all for doing somewhat inane things like riding expensive bicycles in club races and doing yoga with your dog:

    Let's Get Cultural: Cycling Causes Importance

  • When he died, the title eventually fell to Francis Bacon.

    Grand Master Of Aloofness

  • My name eventually got called for the freestyle bracket, and I won that tournament as well.

    Becoming the Natural

  • The term eventually came to mean any disposable cash.

    Celebrating the New Year

  • The term eventually took broader hold and, since roleplaying games evolved out of wargaming, it came to be used in that hobby as well, although with a bit less affection than either the Napoleonic or wargames version of the term.

    What's a Grognard?

  • My name eventually got called for the freestyle bracket, and I won that tournament as well.

    Becoming the Natural

  • The term eventually came to mean any disposable cash.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • My name eventually got called for the freestyle bracket, and I won that tournament as well.

    Becoming the Natural

  • My name eventually got called for the freestyle bracket, and I won that tournament as well.

    Becoming the Natural

  • United never recovered from that blow as the title eventually slipped from their grasp with a subsequent draw at

    Evening Standard - Home

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