Origin of eternal
Examples from the Web for eternal
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He stated—quite rightly—that animals are never mentioned in connection with eternal life in the Bible.
In 2008 then Pope Benedict XVI stated quite pointedly that animals are “not called to the eternal life.”
What had seemed immutable and eternal (“With the Soviet Union forever”) turned out to be a fleeting episode.
It may also have left them somewhat untethered, drifting in between their own lives and the eternal mysteries.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The eternal Helen is close to us; she is looking at us, and we are looking at her.Thais|Anatole France
They seem to follow the sun in its advance and retreat; and to fly on the zephyr wing after an eternal spring.
I direct these lines to be transmitted to thee—an eternal proof of thy innocence and my guilt.Calderon The Courtier|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The gods of the strange peoples cringed in the dust before the all-powerful "Eternal."Jewish History|S. M. Dubnow
With the birth of Ferdinand a new feeling awoke in Adler's stony heart—a feeling of unbounded and eternal love.More Tales by Polish Authors|Various
British Dictionary definitions for eternal
- without beginning or end; lasting for evereternal life
- (as noun)the eternal
Word Origin for eternal
Word Origin and History for eternal
late 14c., from Old French eternel or directly from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus "of an age, lasting, enduring, permanent, endless," contraction of aeviternus "of great age," from aevum "age" (see eon). Related: Eternally.