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eventually

adverb     /ɪˈven.tju.əl.i/
B2 in the end, especially after a long time or a lot of effort, problems, etc.: Although she had been ill for a long time, it still came as a shock when she eventually died. It might take him ages but he'll do it eventually.Final and finally Grammar:EventuallyWe use the adverb eventually to mean ‘in the end’, especially when something has involved a long time, or a lot of effort or problems:See more
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