Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of eonian.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of eonian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eternal; everlasting; lasting for an indefinitely long time; immortal; not subject to death. Opposite of mortal.
  • adj. of or pertaining to an eon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a geological eon (longer than an era)
  • adj. continuing forever or indefinitely

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Examples

  • Being and not being came round in endless succession for all save him, into whom all being was resolved, and out of whom it emerged again, as from the vortex of some aeonian

    Guide to Stoicism

  • His soul had moved amid similar evocations in some aeonian past, whence now the sand was being cleared away.

    Four Weird Tales

  • For we miss to hear the fairy tale of time, the aeonian chant radiant with light and color which the spirit prolongs.

    AE in the Irish Theosophist

  • The words here simply tell that the one shall go into the aeonian life and the other into aeonian punishment, _i.e. _, that the one shall go into the life of the future age and the other into the punishment of the future age without exactly specifying the duration of either.

    The Gospel of the Hereafter

  • And in Rom.xvi. 25-26 the mystery hid in the (aeonian) times

    The Gospel of the Hereafter

  • Bible of our Lord's day in Hab.iii. 6, where the (aeonian) everlasting mountains were scattered before God, whose ways are (aeonian) everlasting.

    The Gospel of the Hereafter

  • The original word is the adjective _aiônos_ (aionios) (Eng. aeonian), coming from the noun

    The Gospel of the Hereafter

  • But to him who is tortured by such a thought of God and yet feels that Scripture binds him to it, it must surely be some relief to feel that even in this great bulwark text of Everlasting Torment our Lord only asserts that these shall go away into the aeonian punishment or chastisement [3] whatever that may mean.

    The Gospel of the Hereafter

  • That a thing must cease takes from it the joy of even an aeonian endurance -- for its _kind_ is mortal; it belongs to the nature of things that cannot live.

    A Dish of Orts : Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare

  • 'She rides to please her horse now, but she'll have him as quiet as yours before long,' rejoined her son, both a little angry and a little amused at her being called a hoiden who was to him like an angel grown young with aeonian life.

    Heather and Snow

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