eternity Definition

  • 1infinite or unending time
  • 2a state to which time has no application; timelessness

Using eternity: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "eternity" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The idea of eternity is difficult for the human mind to grasp.

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    Their love seemed to last for an eternity.

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    The painting captures the essence of eternity.

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    The concept of eternity is often associated with religious beliefs.

eternity Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using eternity

  • taking an extremely long time


    It seems like it's taking an eternity for this project to be completed.

  • since eternity

    for a very long time


    I've been waiting for you since eternity.

  • a prolonged period of silence


    After the argument, there was an eternity of silence between them.

Phrases with eternity

  • a ring, typically a diamond ring, given by a spouse to their partner as a symbol of everlasting love, usually on a significant anniversary


    He gave her an eternity ring on their 50th wedding anniversary.

  • forever; for an infinite amount of time


    The memory of that day will stay with me for all eternity.

  • a very long period of time


    It felt like an eternity waiting for the train to arrive.

Origins of eternity

from Old French 'eternité', from Latin 'aeternitas', from 'aeternus' meaning 'eternal'


Summary: eternity in Brief

The term 'eternity' [ɪˈtɜːnəti] refers to infinite or unending time, and a state to which time has no application. It is often associated with religious beliefs and can be difficult for the human mind to grasp. The phrase 'for all eternity' means forever, while 'an eternity of something' denotes a very long period of time.