- 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[only before noun] (disapproving) happening often and seeming never to stop synonym constant I'm tired of your eternal arguments.
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NAmE//ɪˈtərnəli//adverb I'll be eternally grateful to you for this. women trying to look eternally youngIdioms
2people never stop hoping
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