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EVENTUALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eventually mean? 

EVENTUALLY (adverb)
  The adverb EVENTUALLY has 2 senses:

1. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
2. after a long period of time or an especially long delay

  Familiarity information: EVENTUALLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVENTUALLY (adverb)


Sense 1eventually [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time

Synonyms:

eventually; in time; one of these days; sooner or later; yet

Context examples:

he will understand eventually / he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves / sooner or later you will have to face the facts / in time they came to accept the harsh reality

Pertainym:

eventual (expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating)


Sense 2eventually [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

After a long period of time or an especially long delay

Synonyms:

at length; finally; eventually

Context example:

at length they arrived


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