Eternal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈtɜːrnl|  American pronunciation of the word eternal
Brit.  |ɪˈtəːn(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word eternal

adjective

- continuing forever or indefinitely(syn: aeonian, ageless, eonian, everlasting, perpetual, unceasing, unending)

eternal truths

- tiresomely long; seemingly without end(syn: endless, interminable)

the wait seemed eternal
eternal quarreling

Examples

When will his eternal whining stop?

It was the eternal law of man which ruined him.

She's an eternal optimist (=she always expects that good things will happen).

the Christian promise of eternal life

the eternal arguments between mother and son

Eternal City

Faith without doubt leads to moral arrogance, the eternal pratfall of the religiously convinced.

Some religions teach that wicked people will suffer eternal punishment in hell after they die.

The series chronicles the everyday adventures of two eternal bachelors.

She has gone to her eternal rest above.

The poet evokes an atmosphere of mystery within the frame of the eternal gyre.

He's an eternal optimist (=he always believes that good things will happen).

Eternal glory to our heroes!

eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation

love is transitory but it is eternal

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