As adverbs the difference between merely and eventually
is that merely
is (obsolete) wholly, entirely while eventually
is in the end.
(obsolete) Wholly, entirely.
* 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
(focus) Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more.
- It is not forgot, since the acute and distinct Arminius'' was perverted meerly by the perusing of a namelesse discourse writt'n at ''Delf , which at first he took in hand to confute.
In the end.
* 2004 , , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage ,
(mathematics, of a sequence) For some tail.
- It had taken nine years from the evening that Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.
* at last
* in the end
* sooner or later