eventuality

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eventuality a possible event or occurrence or result
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Eventuality (Phren) Disposition to take cognizance of events.
    • Eventuality The coming as a consequence; contingency; also, an event which comes as a consequence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n eventuality A contingent occurrence; a result of environment; that which happens from the force of circumstances.
    • n eventuality In phrenology, a disposition to take note of events or occurrences; one of the perceptive faculties, whose organ is supposed to be situated at the lower part of the forehead, below comparison and above individuality. See cut under phrenology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Eventuality a contingency:
    • n Eventuality (phren.) the propensity to take notice of events, changes, or facts
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Quotations

  • Mike Murdock
    Mike Murdock
    “What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.”
  • Warren Buffett
    Warren%20Buffett
    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.”
  • Hugh Prather
    Hugh Prather
    “Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.”
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.”
  • Seve Ballesteros
    Seve Ballesteros
    “To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.”
  • Brian Klemmer
    Brian Klemmer
    “Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. éventualité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. eventusevenĭree, out, venīre, to come.

Usage

In literature:

On, till we eventually came to the end of the defile.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Eventually more than 20,000 chests of opium were seized and dumped into the sea.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He eventually recovered enough to come along.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
He eventually settled at Canobie, on the Williams River, a tributary of the Cloncurry.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
With Spain in French hands, Gibraltar eventually might be taken, but the case of Malta was far different.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Eventually he tore the offending article from his sunscorched neck and flung it across the room.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Eventually, when it reached the hands of Antelope, he sped away to the eastward like the wind.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
A strong inlying piquet, to act eventually as a reserve, must be placed in a central position.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
What are you going to do with him eventually?
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Until eventually the planet will win.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
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In poetry:

Toward what eventual dream
Sleeps its cold on,
When into ultimate dark
These lives shall be gone,
And even of man not a shadow remain
Of all he has done?
"The Corner Stone" by Walter de la Mare
But ah! not his the eventual fate
Which doth the journeying wave await—
Doomed to resign its limpid state
And quickly grow
Turbid as passion, dark as hate,
And wide as woe.
"In Laleham Churchyard" by William Watson
And in the sea they sway, they did, -
All playfully about,
And some eventually became
Sponges, or speckled trout: -
But Liverpool doth all bewail
Their Fate; - likewise his Garden Quail.
"He Lived at Dingle Bank" by Edward Lear
These passengers, by reason of their clinging to a mast,
Upon a desert island were eventually cast.
They hunted for their meals, as ALEXANDER SELKIRK used,
But they couldn't chat together - they had not been introduced.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But we've written out a paper, with good Father Feeley's aid,
Breathing brotherly affection; and the challenge is conveyed
To the Dingo Club at Squatter's, and another friendly game
Will eventuate at this end, on the flat below the claim.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

He and four other teens were eventually found guilty of a crime they didn't commit.
Suzuki is recalling 25 Equator pickup trucks from the 2012 model year because the front wheel hubs may wear prematurely and eventually crack, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
After nearly four continuous days of racing in a multisport event called the Eco Challenge, the team that eventually won ran out of solid food in the mountains of British Columbia.
Ott in OT helps Stars top eventual Cup winner.
Funds Prepare for Eventual Succession.
Gothenburg suffered its first loss at the state softball tournament Wednesday to the eventual champions, just like last season.
Analyst Sees Eventual Sprint-Leap-TMobile-MetroPCS-Clearwire MegaMerger.
Lawmaker plans further delay - and eventual end - to STOCK Act reporting requirement.
NASA Reveals Goal for Eventual Manned Lunar Outpost.
Eventual settlement should send message to those who drill in Gulf.
Milwaukie's Kelsey Campbell gets tough draw in women's 55kg wrestling: eventual gold medalist Yoshida.
Eventually Sergey applied to be a cosmonaut — without telling his father — and is now poised to become the first person to follow a parent into orbit.
The rulers of the Soviet Union tried it and eventually failed.
Turbulent Descent was going to be leaving his barn eventually, but the recent sale of the three-time grade I winning filly to Coolmore Racing still stings.
Ecuadorian National Park officials have spent decades trying to get Lonesome George to procreate with tortoises of similar species to eventually repopulate his native island, Pinta.
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In science:

But the actual outcome in R would still be R2+, and we are assuming that the predictions of quantum theory will hold no matter which of the two experiments is eventually performed later in L.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Eventually, the number of ”external” nodes increases with N much faster than the number of large degree nodes.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
This work pertained to studies of neutron multiplication, scattering, propagation and eventual absorption in a medium or leakage from it.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The culprit was eventually traced to the triplet correlations in R250 in particular and in the shift register algorithms for certain specific choices of the parameters, in general .
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
These numbers would increase with iterations and eventually reach a constant value within statistical fluctuations beyond certain number of iterations.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
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