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Definition of eternity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) time without end, especially life continuing without end after death There will be rich and poor for all eternity. They believed that their souls would be condemned to burn in hell for eternity.
  2. 2an eternity [singular] (informal) a period of time that seems to be very long or to never end After what seemed like an eternity, the nurse returned with the results of the test.
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