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Meaning of “eternal” in the English Dictionary

"eternal" in British English

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eternaladjective

uk   /ɪˈtɜː.nəl/  us   /-ˈtɝː-/
lastingforever or for a very ​longtime: The ​company is ​engaged in the eternal ​search for a ​product that will ​lead the ​market. Will you two never ​stopyour eternal ​arguing!
eternally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
the eternally ​changingseasons 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-/
lastingforever, or ​seeming to be without end: They ​swore eternal ​loyalty to each other.
eternally
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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