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"eternal" in British English

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uk   /ɪˈtɜː.nəl/ us   /ɪˈtɝː.nəl/
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!
adverb uk   /ɪˈtɜː.nəl.i/ us   /ɪˈtɝː.nəl.i/
the eternally changing seasons eternally weary/sad/cheerfulformal I'd be eternally (= very or always) grateful if you could arrange it.
(Definition of eternal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eternal" in American English

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eternaladjective [not gradable]

us   /ɪˈtɜr·nəl, i-/
lasting forever, or seeming to be without end: They swore eternal loyalty to each other.
adverb [not gradable] us   /ɪˈtɜr·nəl·i, i-/
I’d be eternally grateful if you’d handle it.
(Definition of eternal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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