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eternal

adjective uk   /ɪˈtɜː.nəl/ us    /-ˈtɝː-/
lasting forever or for a very long time: The company is engaged in the eternal search for a product that will lead the market. Will you two never stop your eternal arguing!
eternally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
the eternally changing seasons eternally weary/sad/cheerful formal I'd be eternally (= very or always) grateful if you could arrange it.
Translations of “eternal”
in Korean 불멸의…
in Arabic خالِد…
in French éternel, continuel…
in Turkish ebedî, ezelî, sonsuz…
in Italian eterno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 永遠的,永恆的, 長期的…
in Russian вечный…
in Polish wieczny…
in Spanish eterno, incesante…
in Portuguese eterno…
in German ewig, unaufhörlich…
in Catalan etern…
in Japanese 永遠の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 永远的,永恒的, 长期的…
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