Definition of eternal
- eternal damnation
- good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?
- —Mark 10:17 (Revised Standard Version)
- an eternal flame
- eternal delays
- some eternal villain … devised this slander
- —William Shakespeare
- eternal verities
the eternal flames of hell
in search of eternal wisdom
When will his eternal whining stop?
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: having no beginning and no end in time : lasting forever
: existing at all times : always true or valid
: seeming to last forever
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