Definitions

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  • n. existence within time but infinitely into the future; as opposed to eternity, understood as existing outside time

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Future duration without end; the relation or state of being sempiternal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Duration without end; endless duration; perpetuity.

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

  • n. the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)

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Examples

  • Truculency, was sempiternity of impeccable lagoon!

    The Coming and Going.......

  • While in some places at least Plato connected the necessary character of the Forms, including mathematical objects, to eternity, in Aristotle the connection is between necessity and sempiternity.

    Eternity

  • Our present connotes changing time and sempiternity; God's present, abiding, unmoved, and immoveable, connotes eternity.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • Might it be that Hartshorne's influence is greater than initially appears to be the case when the temporality, or the sempiternity, of the God of many analytic philosophers is concerned?)

    Charles Hartshorne

  • _ It isn't _my_ love that you want; it isn't the little one-grained thing that the Angel of Life takes from out of Heaven's granary and scatters into the human soul; it is the great Everlasting, a sempiternity of love, that _you_ want, Herbert! "

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

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