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eternity

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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
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Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ɪˈtɜː.nə.ti/, SAMPA: /I"t3:.n@.tI/
  • (US) enPR: ĭ-tûrʹnĭ-tē, IPA: /ɪˈtɝnɪti/, SAMPA: /I"t3`nIti/

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] aeternitas

Noun

Singular
eternity

Plural
eternities

eternity (eternities)
  1. (uncountable) Existence without end, infinite time.
  2. (countable) A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.
  3. (metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A comparatively long time.
    It's been an eternity since we last saw each other.

Usage notes

  • In the sense "a comparatively long time", eternity is always used with the indefinite article (an eternity).

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