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eternity

noun uk   /ɪˈtɜː.nɪ.ti/ us    /-ˈtɝː.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.
Translations of “eternity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 永遠,永恆, 無窮…
in Russian вечность…
in Turkish sonsuzluk, ölümsüzlük, ebediyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 永远,永恒, 无穷…
in Polish wieczność…
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