Definition of eternally in English:

eternally

Line breaks: eter|nal¦ly
Pronunciation: /ɪˈtəːn(ə)li
 
, i-/

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, for always, for good, for good and all, perpetually, (for) evermore, for ever and ever, for all (future) time, until/to the end of time, world without end, endlessly, timelessly, for eternity, in perpetuity, everlastingly, enduringly; Scottishaye; North Americanforevermore
informal for keeps, until hell freezes over, until doomsday, until the cows come home
archaic for aye
constantly, continually, continuously, always, all the time, the entire time, persistently, repeatedly, regularly; round-the-clock, without a break, night and day, day and night, {morning, noon, and night}; endlessly, non-stop, incessantly, unceasingly, ceaselessly, perpetually, perennially, forever; interminably, unremittingly, relentlessly, unrelentingly
informal 24/7
1.1 informal In an annoying or tedious way that seems to last forever; constantly: he was prattling 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 shall 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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