Meaning of “eventually” in the English Dictionary

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"eventually" in British English

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uk /ɪˈven.tʃu.ə.li/ us /ɪˈven.tʃu.ə.li/

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.

More examples

  • I found it hard to follow what the teacher was saying, and eventually I lost concentration.
  • After years of abuse from her husband, she eventually found the courage to leave him.
  • After a long search, they eventually found the missing papers.
  • Keep trying and you'll find a job eventually.
  • Her parents eventually relented and let her go to the party.

(Definition of “eventually” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)