Simple Definition of eternity
: time without an end
: a state that comes after death and never ends
: time that seems to be without an end
Examples of eternity in a sentence
They believed that sinners would spend eternity in hell.
We suffered through an eternity of delays during the lawsuit.
Origin of eternity
Middle English eternite, from Middle French eternité, from Latin aeternitat-, aeternitas, from aeternus
First Known Use: 14th century
ETERNITY Defined for Kids
Definition of eternity for Students
1 : time without end
2 : the state after death
3 : a period of time that seems endless <I waited an eternity.>
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