- e|ter|nal|ly [ ı`tɜrn(ə)li ] adverb1. ) forever or for a very long time:Will the universe continue to expand eternally?a ) used for emphasizing that something will continue for a very long time:eternally grateful: We'd be eternally grateful if you could help.2. ) very often, especially in a bad or annoying way:She was eternally seeking new sensations.
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Eternally — E*ter nal*ly, adv. In an eternal manner. [1913 Webster] That which is morally good or evil at any time or in any case, must be also eternally and unchangeably so. South. [1913 Webster] Where western gales eternally reside. Addison. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
eternally — index ad infinitum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
eternally — [adv] endlessly always, continually, ever, evermore, forever, forevermore, for ever so long*, for keeps, in perpetuum, perpetually, regularly, till cows come home*; concept 798 Ant. briefly, changeably, temporarily, transiently … New thesaurus
eternally — UK [ɪˈtɜː(r)n(ə)lɪ] / US [ɪˈtɜrn(ə)lɪ] adverb a) for ever, or for a very long time Will the universe continue to expand eternally? b) used for emphasizing that something will continue for a very long time eternally grateful: We d be eternally… … English dictionary
eternally — e|ter|nal|ly [ıˈtə:nəl i US ə:r ] adv 1.) for ever ▪ I ll be eternally grateful (=very grateful) to you for this. 2.) informal always or very often = ↑constantly ▪ He s the sort of player who s eternally arguing with the referee … Dictionary of contemporary English
eternally — adverb 1 for ever 2 eternally grateful used to say that you are very grateful 3 informal very often: She seems to be eternally asking me for help … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
eternally — adverb 1) I shall be eternally grateful Syn: forever, permanently, perpetually, (for) evermore, for ever and ever, for eternity, in perpetuity, enduringly; forevermore; informal until the cows come home; archaic for aye 2) the drummer is… … Thesaurus of popular words
eternally — adverb For eternity; forever. I shall be eternally grateful for your assistance … Wiktionary
eternally — adv. Eternally is used with these adjectives: ↑grateful, ↑indebted, ↑thankful … Collocations dictionary
eternally — eternal ► ADJECTIVE 1) lasting or existing forever. 2) valid for all time: eternal truths. ● the Eternal City Cf. ↑the Eternal City ● eternal triangle Cf. ↑eternal triangle … English terms dictionary