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1. Being without beginning or end: belief in an eternal creator.
a. Continuing without interruption; perpetual: earned my eternal gratitude. See Synonyms at continual.
b. Seemingly endless; interminable: eternal waiting at the airport.
1. Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless: "Shall we speak of universals and eternals?" (Cynthia Ozick).
2. Eternal God. Used with the.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin aeternālis, from Latin aeternus; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

e′ter·nal′i·ty (ē′tər-năl′ĭ-tē), e·ter′nal·ness n.
e·ter′nal·ly adv.
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2. The totality of time without beginning or end:
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In spite of his limitations and foibles, Omowura remains a great musical beacon in Yorubaland and the eternality of his advocacies and evergreen texture of his songs are beginning to be seen by a Yoruba world that shut its mind off his melody, musical scholarship and social criticism, simply because of his low class, illiteracy and obsessive identification with the rejects of society.
'Volume 5' compromises of the topics like Government and political system, System of justice, Eternality etc.
The concepts of eternality and Art-as-Reality are here explicitly associated: Iluvatar still plays the role of life-giver and keeper of the secret fire, but he freely shares it among the artists so that the temporal distance between music (art) and Reality no longer has any effect over the translation process.
1 (SUNA) - The State Minister at the Cabinet Tariq Tawfiq has stressed the strength and eternality of the Sudanese-Egyptian relations.
Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced.
Ethnohistoric research highlights the Ainu belief in the eternality of human and animal souls as well as ideations of the body as a temporary vessel for the soul (Obayashi 1997).
Thus, we should affirm with respect to God that omniscience = omnipotence = holiness = omnipresence = eternality = God.
Armed with extended metaphors and beautiful lyricism, he preaches the triviality of human existence, the pettiness of human action and eternality of time.
Ong refers to this persevering trait of women as "stability," "durability," and "eternality," and he sees a biological/evolutionary reason for it.
Only two days ahead innumerable intellectuals left the materinal world for eternality. The result - the sweet result of independence.
However, the apex of the passage's humor comes with the final phrase, "when a strolling carpenter's apprentice said calmly and almost carelessly, like one looking over his shoulder: 'Before Abraham was, I am.'" Like "hairbrushes in Habakkuk," a "strolling" Jesus "carelessly" claiming eternality and perfect, underived being, acts in varying, even opposite ways on the reader.
He attributes mathematical equations to God's speech, associating them with the divine characteristics of omnipresence, eternality, and omnipotence.