eternal flame


: a small fire that is kept burning as a symbol to show that something will never end
light an eternal flame

Examples of eternal flame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With global culture still shaped by the uniquely American idea that youth is the ultimate virtue, pop music itself is like that flash in the pan that endlessly switches pans to keep the eternal flame of youth burning. Jamie Bryan, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 There, the King poignantly rekindled the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 King Charles was then invited to light the eternal flame, which burns as a memorial of those who died in the two World Wars. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 The Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial in downtown was vandalized late Wednesday night after two American flags appeared to have been burned in the eternal flame at the top of the structure. Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2023 That blow torch of a pilot light is an eternal flame in this state, but something feels different as July turns to August. Michael Casagrande |, al, 1 Aug. 2023 The foundation adorned the walls along the main stairwell with decorative moldings of the eternal flame, a symbol of the American Empire. Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2023 Straw said during the 2020 protests that followed the police killing of Breonna Taylor, the memorial's eternal flame was extinguished multiple times. Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2023 Daley Plaza The prince’s day begins with a morning review of an honor guard followed by a wreath-laying with Bilandic at the plaza’s eternal flame. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2023 See More

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“Eternal flame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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