eventuality eventuality  /ə ˌvɛn tʃu ˈæ lɪ ti/


  • (n) a possible event or occurrence or result



  1. The blow to NBC was softened somewhat by the insurance purchased from Lloyd's of London four years ago against just such an eventuality.
  2. Unbeknownst to my interrogators, anticipating such an eventuality, I had developed a system to copy and hide the contents of my memory cards.
  3. Europeans say safeguards prevent such an eventuality.



  1. "The selectors and I have had plenty of time to review the situation in terms of a replacement scrumhalf and were in agreement that Mike Blair should replace Tomas. He was on our reserve list for such an eventuality," coach Ian McGeechan said in...
    on May 11, 2009 By: Ian McGeechan Source: Reuters

  2. "I suspect that Kadima needs to start right away acting for every eventuality, including elections," Livni said.
    on May 31, 2008 By: Tzipi Livni Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

  3. "It is my fervent hope that we will continue to see sufficient numbers ...... volunteering for Iraq service, but we must be prepared to meet our requirements in any eventuality," Rice said in the unclassified cable sent Tuesday.
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Forbes

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