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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.George Eliot
- (UK) IPA: /ɪˈtɜː.nə.ti/, SAMPA: /I"t3:.n@.tI/
- (US) enPR: ĭ-tûrʹnĭ-tē, IPA: /ɪˈtɝnɪti/, SAMPA: /I"t3`nIti/
- (uncountable) Existence without end, infinite time.
- (countable) A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.
- (metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A comparatively long time.
- It's been an eternity since we last saw each other.
- In the sense "a comparatively long time", eternity is always used with the indefinite article (an eternity).
- (infinite time): all time
- (time extending infinitely far into the future): evermore, forever
- (remainder of time that elapses after death): afterlife
- (comparatively long time): an age, ages, centuries, donkey's years, hours, a lifetime, years, yonks
time extending infinitely far into the future
period of time that elapses after death
informal: a comparatively long time
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