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(Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe.  Synonym: eon.
The longest division of geological time.  Synonym: eon.
An immeasurably long period of time.  Synonym: eon.

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"Aeon" Quotes from Famous Books

... mystery; riddles unread; Nothing but dimness of guesses instead; Only beginning, where none see the end, Nor where these infinite energies tend; Saving that chrysalis-creatures are we, Till we grow wings in that aeon-to-be! Everything infinite: Nature, and Art, The schemes of man's mind, and the throbs of his heart; Infinite cravings for better, and best, Tempered by infinite ...
— My Life as an Author • Martin Farquhar Tupper

... headman advanced, bending forward from the waist and scraping first one foot and then the other. He made obeisance before the machilla, in which men of his own kind bore up a delicate, pale prodigy, an incredible creature from another aeon ...
— Sacrifice • Stephen French Whitman

... outward and material ends. Religion does stand for the inner life and the transcendent world, only not an inner life through the neglect of the outer, or a transcendent world in some far-off star or after an aeon or two. There might be meaning in the argument that, exactly because so many other forces in our age do make for the realisation of the outer life and present world with an effectiveness and success which no previous age has ever ...
— Edward Caldwell Moore - Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant • Edward Moore

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