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Definition of eternal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1without an end; existing or continuing forever the promise of eternal life in heaven She's an eternal optimist (= she always expects that the best will happen). eternal truths (= ideas that are always true and never change) Newspapers are simply responding to the eternal fascination of their readers with the private lives of the rich and famous.
  2. 2[only before noun] (disapproving) happening often and seeming never to stop synonym constant I'm tired of your eternal arguments.
adverb I'll be eternally grateful to you for this. women trying to look eternally young
hope springs eternal (saying)
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2people never stop hoping
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