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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eternity  \E*ter"ni*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Eternities}.  [F. 
  ['e]ternit['e],  L.  aeternitas  fr  aeternus  See  {Etern}.] 
  1.  Infinite  duration,  without  beginning  in  the  past  or  end  in 
  the  future;  also  duration  without  end  in  the  future; 
  endless  time. 
 
  The  high  and  lofty  One  that  inhabiteth  eternity. 
  --Is.  lvii. 
  15. 
 
  2.  Condition  which  begins  at  death;  immortality. 
 
  Thou  know'st  't  is  common;  all  that  lives  must  die, 
  Passing  through  nature  to  eternity.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eternity 
  n  1:  time  without  end  [syn:  {infinity},  {forever}] 
  2:  a  state  of  eternal  existence  believed  in  some  religions  to 
  characterize  the  afterlife  [syn:  {timelessness},  {timeless 
  existence}] 
  3:  a  seemingly  endless  time  interval  (waiting) 




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