1 [U] (fml 文) time without end; state or time of life after death 永恒; 来世; 永生.
2 an eternity [sing] (infml 口) a very long time that seems endless 漫长的时间
*It seemed an eternity before the police arrived. 似乎等到猴年马月警察才来.
a period of time that seems very long because you are annoyed, anxious etc
Here she waited for what seemed like an eternity .
That week was an eternity of solitude and boredom.
the whole of time without any end
a little animal preserved for all eternity as a fossil
the state of existence after death that some people believe continues for ever
1. "How peculiar," I thought, "to have your life saved by fried chicken. I saw eternity; they saw food." "多奇怪啊，"我心中暗道，"竟然是炸鸡救了我的命。当时我看见了死亡，而他们看见了食物。"
2. I was so anxious that every moment seemed on eternity. 我心中焦急万分, 每一瞬间似乎都是无限长.