Definition of eternally in English:

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eternally

Pronunciation: /əˈtərnəlē/

adverb

1In a way that continues or lasts forever; permanently: [as submodifier]: his eternally optimistic attitude we must be eternally vigilant
More example sentences
  • In the manuscript, the last line of the poem originally read: "Dead souls eternally alive."
  • There is no ideological pendulum swinging between two eternally fixed positions.
  • His gravestone is located in front of a quintet of ghostly musicians who eternally perform in the attraction's memorable graveyard scene.
Synonyms
forever, permanently, perpetually, (for) evermore, for ever and ever, for eternity, in perpetuity, enduringly;
informal until the cows come home
archaic for aye
informal 24-7
1.1 informal In an annoying or tedious way that seems to last forever; constantly: he was rattling on eternally
More example sentences
  • She is the heartless beauty, the eternally pitiless woman.
  • He drinks eternally in search of a drunkenness that will never come.
  • Guess they'll just have to adjust to deep fried everything and ice tea that is eternally sweet.
2 [as submodifier] Used to emphasize expressions of admiration, gratitude, etc. I’ll be eternally grateful
More example sentences
  • She's also been helping me tile my kitchen floor for which I will be eternally grateful.
  • For everything you gave to Music, we shall be eternally in your debt.
  • I am eternally indebted to her for what she has given us.

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Syllabification: e·ter·nal·ly

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