▸ noun: a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
▸ noun: time without end
▸ noun: a seemingly endless time interval (waiting) OneLook Dictionary (external link)

"Eternity is all time wound up in one; it is an abiding simultaneousness, and its first finite manifestation is a maximum velocity. And thus instead of the existing physical explanations, all of which have hitherto been complete failures, we obtain at least a metaphysical explanation, of the simultaneousness of universal attraction and the extreme velocity of light &c." Sketch of a Philosophy

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