Life everlasting.

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The real magic she keeps for herself. You ever wonder how she managed to live this long? (...) what The Ancient One hoards, Dormammu gives freely. Life everlasting.
Doctor Strange, film

I would have expected "everlasting life". Were the words in the OP switched for a literary effect?
Thank you.
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    "Life everlasting" is a form that will be familiar to (Protestant) churchgoers, from its inclusion in the Apostle's Creed, which ends:
    I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
    (Book of Common Prayer, 1662; the spelling has been updated in more modern service books)​


    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    This is fairly common (and won't be seen as being particularly remarkable); it is found, for instance, in most English versions of the Apostles' Creed: 'I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting'.
    Apostles' Creed - Wikipedia

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