eternal Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
- the ageless themes of love and revenge
- eternal truths
- life everlasting
- hell's perpetual fires
- the unending bliss of heaven
adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
- endless debates
- an endless conversation
- the wait seemed eternal
- eternal quarreling
- an interminable sermon
, L. aeternalis
, fr. aeternus
. See Etern
- Without beginning or end of existence; always existing.
The eternal God is thy refuge.
Deut. xxxiii. 27.
To know wether there were any real being, whose duration has been eternal.
- Without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal.
That they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
2 Tim. ii. 10.
- Continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant.
And fires eternal in thy temple shine.
- Existing at all times without change; immutable.
Hobbes believed the eternal truths which he opposed.
What are the eternal objects of poetry among all nations, and at all times?
- Exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive. "Some eternal villain."
Syn. -- Everlasting; endless; infinite; ceaseless; perpetual; interminable. See Everlasting.
- One of the appellations of God.
Law whereby the Eternal himself doth work.
- That which is endless and immortal.
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