Definitions for eternity
ɪˈtɜr nɪ tieter·ni·ty
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time without end
eternity, timelessness, timeless existencenoun
a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)
Existence without end, infinite time.
existence outside of time (compare sempiternity).
A period of time which extends infinitely far into the future.
(metaphysical) The remainder of time that elapses after death.
A comparatively long time.
It's been an eternity since we last saw each other.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: æternitas, Latin.
In this ground his precious root
Still lives, which, when weak time shall be pour’d out
Into eternity, and circular joys
Dancing an endless round, again shall rise. Richard Crashaw.
Thy immortal rhyme
Makes this one short point of time,
To fill up half the orb of round eternity. Abraham Cowley.
By repeating the idea of any length of duration which we have in our minds, with all the endless addition of number, we come by the idea of eternity. John Locke.
Beyond is all abyss,
Eternity, whose end no eye can reach! John Milton, Parad. Lost.
Eternity, thou pleasing, dreadful thought!
Through what variety of untried being,
Through what new scenes and changes must we pass. Add.
Eternity, in common parlance, means infinite time that never ends or the quality, condition, or fact of being everlasting or eternal. Classical philosophy, however, defines eternity as what is timeless or exists outside time, whereas sempiternity corresponds to infinite duration.
Eternity refers to a state or concept that transcends time, characterized by infinite or endless duration, without a beginning or an end. It signifies a timeless and perpetual existence beyond the constraints of the temporal world.
infinite duration, without beginning in the past or end in the future; also, duration without end in the future; endless time
condition which begins at death; immortality
Etymology: [F. ternit, L. aeternitas, fr. aeternus. See Etern.]
Eternity is endless time. In philosophy and mathematics, an infinite duration is also called sempiternity, or everlasting. Eternity is an important concept in many religions, where the immortality of God is said to endure eternally. Some, such as Aristotle, would say the same about the natural cosmos in regard to both past and future eternal duration, and like the eternal Platonic Forms, immutability was considered essential.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The Sunday of Time. 2. The sublimest thought of the brain of Ignorance. 3. A symphony written by a Beethoven of the ineffable _x_ dimension. 4. The North Pole of the hours. 5. Monstrance of the Holy O. 6. A corrosive acid that obliterates Before and Afterward.
WE as humans have developed the technology to exist on planet earth for eternity and be youthful and healthy too.
Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020
The numerical value of eternity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of eternity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter... This is it... If you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience here's the place to have the experience.
It seemed like an eternity while we were flying around the train. Everything was flying, a brush of death definitely came over me.
And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
At 0800 hrs GMT, a number of craft approached the Alpine Eternity firing warning shots and the master was ordered by VHF to stop, the master ignored the order and broke away from his passage and headed into UAE waters at the same time requesting assistance. At the point when the order was ignored and when the vessel changed course it was directly fired upon.
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- أبدية, الأبد, خلودArabic
- задгробен живот, вечностBulgarian
- eternitatCatalan, Valencian
- αιωνιότητα, αϊδιότης, αιωνιότηςGreek
- eterneco, eternoEsperanto
- iäisyys, ikuisuusFinnish
- ævinleiki, æviFaroese
- an tsíoraíochtIrish
- sìorraidheachdScottish Gaelic
- अनंत कालHindi
- հավիտենություն, հավերժությունArmenian
- 永遠, 永久Japanese
- aeternitas, aeternumLatin
- veșnicie, eternitateRomanian
- vječnost, вечност, вјечност, večnostSerbo-Croatian
- Vĩnh hằngVietnamese
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