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eternal life

Everlasting life, often thought of as life that extends into the afterlife. While we all will miss Stu's presence here on Earth, he will now enjoy eternal life in heaven.
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eternal sleep

euphemism Death. Even though she had been sick for months, we were all devastated when our grandmother entered her eternal sleep.
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eternal triangle

A sexual encounter or relationship between three people. Although exciting at first, the eternal triangle caused their relationship to suffer and ultimately end.
See also: eternal, triangle

hope springs eternal

proverb People can always find a reason to hope, even in the bleakest situations. The phrase is a shortening of the line "Hope springs eternal in every human breast," from Alexander Pope's poem Essay on Man. We don't know how this business venture will work out, but hope springs eternal, right?
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hope springs eternal in the human breast

proverb People can always find a reason to hope, even in the bleakest situations. The phrase comes from Alexander Pope's poem Essay on Man. We don't know how this business venture will work out, but hope springs eternal in the human breast, right?

the eternal checkout

euphemism Death or the afterlife. Don't worry, boss. We'll send that no-good snitch to the eternal checkout. I thought we were heading for the eternal checkout when the brakes failed on our bus.
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the Eternal City

Rome, Italy. The celebrated singer is traveling to the Eternal City for a performance at the Vatican for the Pope himself!
See also: city, eternal
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

eternal life

Euph. life after death. He passed on into eternal life, leaving us behind to mourn. She is now at rest in eternal life.
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(the) eternal triangle

a sexual or emotional relationship involving two women and one man or two men and one woman. (*Typically, a couple [man and woman] and another man or woman.) Henry can't choose between his wife and his mistress. It's the eternal triangle. I'm surprised Jane doesn't get tired of the eternal triangle. She goes out with Peter at the weekend and Jim during the week.
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Hope springs eternal (in the human breast).

Prov. People will continue to hope even though they have evidence that things cannot possibly turn out the way they want. (From Alexander Pope's poem, "Essay on Man." Sometimes used to remark that you believe someone's situation is hopeless, as in the first example.) Jill: The boss may have turned me down the first twelve times I asked for a raise, but this time I really think she'll give it to me. Jane: Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Alan: You're not still trying to teach the dog to shake hands! Jane: Hope springs eternal.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eternal triangle

A relationship involving three lovers, such as two women involved with one man or two men with one woman. For example, The plot of the murder mystery revolved around the eternal triangle of a husband, wife, and another woman . [c. 1900]
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hope springs eternal

People will keep on hoping, no matter what the odds. For example, I keep buying lottery tickets-hope springs eternal. This expression was coined by Alexander Pope ( An Essay on Man, 1732) and quickly became proverbial.
See also: eternal, hope, spring
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

the Eternal City

a name for the city of Rome.
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eternal triangle

a relationship between three people, typically a couple and the lover of one of them, involving sexual rivalry.
See also: eternal, triangle

hope springs eternal

it is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism.
This is a shortened version of Alexander Pope's line in An Essay on Man ( 1733 ): ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast’.
1992 Angela Lambert A Rather English Marriage Hope springs eternal—she smiled wryly—even in Tunbridge Wells .
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

ˌhope springs eˈternal

(saying) human beings never stop hoping: She’s sure that he’ll come back to her one day. I’m not so sure, but hope springs eternal.This comes from An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope: ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast’.
See also: eternal, hope, spring
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

the eternal checkout

n. death. Hank knew the eternal checkout was just around the corner, and he suddenly got religion.
See also: checkout, eternal
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

eternal triangle, the

A threesome of lovers, either two men involved with or vying for one woman or two women and one man. “Eternal” here simply means that this situation has occurred over and over through the ages. The term has been traced to a book review appearing in the London Daily Chronicle in 1907, describing a novel that “deals with the eternal triangle, which, in this case, consists of two men and one woman.”
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hope springs eternal

It is human nature to keep on hoping against all odds. This particular expression was coined by the poet Alexander Pope in An Essay on Man (1732), “Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” and very quickly became proverbial. It was quoted by Robert Burns and Charles Dickens, among many others, usually without benefit of quotation marks.
See also: eternal, hope, spring
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The Eternals are a group of superheroes who made their first appearance in Marvel comics in 1976 and were created by revered artist Jack Kirby.
All the cast members, excluding Harington, appeared at 'The Eternals' presentation at D23.
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In the comics, Eternals are shown as physically similar to normal human being but with powerful abilities.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has landed one of Hollywood's biggest fish, it has been revealed, after reports suggested Angelina Jolie is closing a deal to star in a superhero movie based on The Eternals.
There are a few dozen Eternals in the comics, but the movie is said to focus on two of the most prominent ones named Sersi and Ikaris.
The 'Game Of Thrones' actor may play Ikaris, a member of the human offshoot race known as the Eternals in the upcoming film.
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Helmed by Chloe Zhao, the film is based on the 1976 comic book Eternals created by Jack Kirby.
Summary: Washington D.C [U.S.A], Apr 6 (ANI): Comedian and Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani is reportedly in talks to star alongside Angelina Jolie in 'The Eternals', one of two features that Marvel is prepping to shoot this year.