Meaning of “eventually” in the English Dictionary


"eventually" in 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.

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Once this directive eventually comes into force, it will represent one more step towards the completion of a fully functioning single market.
That, eventually, was the good news.
Furthermore, the directive provides benefits from the point of view of the security of energy supply and it may eventually lead to the creation of employment in rural areas.
We are well aware that eventually, at the appropriate time of course, the presence on the ground of an outside force of this kind will prove to be essential.
They are, in fact, choosing the road of peace, away from occupation, away from terror and state terror, and towards the negotiating table and, hopefully, peace eventually.
Dangerous and irresponsible commercial practices would come about from resale below cost or the deregulation of sale periods and conditions, and our economies would eventually suffer.
We eventually obtained political agreement that this would happen and that exceptions currently in force will only apply for the period of the programme, which ends in 2006/2007.
Decartelisation of interests must not, though, be allowed to go so far that the actors are played off against each other and end up eventually outdoing each other.
In addition, a ceiling ensures that eventually the fairly closed markets for classification and statutory tasks will become more open and a more level playing field will be created.
In the meantime we continue to support campaigns designed to achieve a moratorium on the death penalty and executions, and eventually the abolition of capital punishment throughout the world.