In a January piece in aeon Magazine, science writer Philip Ball identifies the dangers of “instrument-worship” among scientists.
Eight years have elapsed since that day and this writing—an aeon in this rapidly moving Republic of ours.
It seemed as if he had reached sanctuary after an aeon of chaos.
Don't you remember what happened to the passengers of the aeon, when that steamer was wrecked on Christmas Island?
After what seemed an aeon, they saw that it was daylight outside.
For a moment, precious as an aeon, she held her hands upon me—then slowly opened her eyes.
For a moment that had to Letty the air of an aeon, Godfrey stood peering.
And he says that this world (aeon) was constructed defectively by Dominions and Principalities of evil.
An aeon might have elapsed since he had walked down the white marble of its aisle toward the crouching figure in the pew.
When it was spent, they would rest for aeon, then stir again.
1640s, from Latin aeon, from Greek aion "age, vital force, a period of existence, lifetime, generation;" in plural, "eternity," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cf. Sanskrit ayu "life," Avestan ayu "age," Latin aevum "space of time, eternity," Gothic aiws "age, eternity," Old Norse ævi "lifetime," German ewig "everlasting," Old English a "ever, always").