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Long periods of time

eternity

noun

an extremely long time

light years

noun

a very long way in time, distance, or quality

ages

noun

a long time

aeon

noun

an extremely long period of time

hours

noun

a long time

years

noun

a very long time

long

noun

a long period of time

epic

noun

an event or activity that lasts a long time and is sometimes difficult or complicated

hour after/upon hour

a very long time

donkey’s years

an extremely long time

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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