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"eternity" in British English

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eternitynoun

uk   /ɪˈtɜː.nə.ti/ us   /ɪˈtɝː.nə.t̬i/
[U] time that never ends or that has no limits: They haven't been given these rights for (all) eternity - they should justify having them just like most other people have to. Religions gain some of their worldly power by claiming they have the key to eternity (= a state of existence outside normal life).
an eternity
a very long time: The movie went on for what seemed like an eternity. Nine months is a long time for anyone, but it's an eternity for the very young.
(Definition of eternity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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eternitynoun [U]

us   /ɪˈtɜr·nɪ·t̬i/
time that never ends: At her age, even a few months can seem like an eternity.
(Definition of eternity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “eternity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 永远,永恒, 无穷…
in Turkish sonsuzluk, ölümsüzlük, ebediyet…
in Russian вечность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 永遠,永恆, 無窮…
in Polish wieczność…
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