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adjective     eternal pronunciation in British English
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  1. continuing for ever or for a very long time

    the promise of eternal life/youth/friendship

    She has earned our eternal gratitude.

    1. a.
      seeming to continue for too long

      The silence was eternal.

    2. b.
      always having a particular quality

      I’m the eternal optimist.

    3. c.
      always true or important

      eternal truths/values

      It’s the eternal question.

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