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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eternal  \E*ter"nal\,  n. 
  1.  One  of  the  appellations  of  God. 
 
  Law  whereby  the  Eternal  himself  doth  work  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  endless  and  immortal.  --Young. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eternal  \E*ter"nal\,  a.  [F.  ['e]ternel,  L.  aeternalis  fr 
  aeternus  See  {Etern}.] 
  1.  Without  beginning  or  end  of  existence;  always  existing. 
 
  The  eternal  God  is  thy  refuge.  --Deut. 
  xxxiii  27. 
 
  To  know  wether  there  were  any  real  being  whose 
  duration  has  been  eternal.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Without  end  of  existence  or  duration;  everlasting; 
  endless;  immortal. 
 
  That  they  may  also  obtain  the  salvation  which  is  in 
  Christ  Jesus,  with  eternal  glory.  --2  Tim.  ii 
  10. 
 
  3.  Continued  without  intermission;  perpetual;  ceaseless; 
  constant. 
 
  And  fires  eternal  in  thy  temple  shine.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Existing  at  all  times  without  change;  immutable. 
 
  Hobbes  believed  the  eternal  truths  which  he  opposed. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  What  are  the  eternal  objects  of  poetry  among  all 
  nations,  and  at  all  times?  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  5.  Exceedingly  great  or  bad  --  used  as  a  strong  intensive. 
  ``Some  eternal  villain.'' 
 
  {The  Eternal  City},  an  appellation  of  Rome. 
 
  Syn:  Everlasting;  endless;  infinite;  ceaseless;  perpetual; 
  interminable.  See  {Everlasting}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eternal 
  adj  1:  continuing  forever  or  indefinitely;  "the  ageless  themes  of 
  love  and  revenge";  "eternal  truths";  "life 
  everlasting";  "hell's  perpetual  fires";  "the  unending 
  bliss  of  heaven"  [syn:  {ageless},  {everlasting},  {perpetual}, 
  {unending},  {unceasing}] 
  2:  lasting  for  an  indefinitely  long  period  of  time  [syn:  {everlasting}, 
  {lasting},  {eonian},  {aeonian}] 
  3:  tiresomely  long;  seemingly  without  end  "endless  debates"; 
  "an  endless  conversation";  "the  wait  seemed  eternal"; 
  "eternal  quarreling";  "an  interminable  sermon"  [syn:  {endless}, 
  {interminable}] 




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