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  • It was during the Proterozoic eon.
  • I haven’t seen her in eons.
  • The world of the Glade seemed like eons ago.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "Eon’s actually been pretty generous."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • None of us had eaten since our train ride to London, which seemed eons ago.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • While lacing up her left boot, she remembered the tools she’d stashed in her leg before leaving the junkyard, what seemed like eons ago.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The ice cream soda at Hanson’s felt like eons ago.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Well, he went ahead and did it, and if business didn’t exactly boom, it must have at least peeped a little, because eons later, when Maniac Magee came to town, Cobble’s Corner was still there.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • "I dare say we’ll see you in an eon or two."
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • At times they made a little too much of the family quirks—of both Amanda and Jeannie marrying men named Hugh, for instance, so that their husbands were referred to as "Amanda’s Hugh" and "Jeannie’s Hugh"; or their genetic predisposition for lying awake two hours in the middle of every night; or their uncanny ability to keep their dogs alive for eons.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • A diamond, the locksmith reminds himself, is only a piece of carbon compressed in the bowels of the earth for eons and driven to the surface in a volcanic pipe.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Just as she reached the landing she heard Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody on the phonograph, Marian Anderson’s flowering dark exultancy, triumph wrested from eons of despair.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He gave me away like a trophy to Briares, a Hundred-Handed One, as a reward for supporting the gods in the war with Kronos eons ago.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Eons’ sounds too geological.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • The streets of Paris, the ordinary world, seemed eons away.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • She saw Valentine’s eyes as the sword hurtled toward her; it seemed like eons, though it could only have been a split second.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I mean, you’d think the titan lord would’ve learned his lesson eons ago when he was over-thrown by the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • The first time the gods defeated him, eons ago, he did not die quietly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "I have slept many eons," the god said forlornly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • For eons, I fought this monster.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • However, it was forgotten over time and went unspoken for eons in Alagaesia, until the elves brought it back over the sea.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Hercules did that, eons ago.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • It had been a long day–the day had already been long even before Jared and the others had shown up, and that seemed like eons ago.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • You see, eons ago the gods granted my wish.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The Fates ordained a prophecy eons ago, when this creature was born.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • You couldn’t be certain why it worked as it did, and it had been repaired and modified many times already, by forces of evolution, over eons of time.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It’s been eons since I broke a demigod of your caliber.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • For eons, it seemed, I had accepted my plight as the hapless, put-upon victim of fate and the Furies, but this time I had to face the fact that I had brought my new catastrophe upon myself.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • When I turned, he was standing there with a wow-how-about-this expression, as if we were long-lost friends who hadn’t seen each other in eons.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • For an instant he could see black castles in the air; he could create centuries of screaming, eons of torture.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • He realized with bleary, distant surprise that for the first time in untold eons he was sitting, too …. actually sitting up.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Even though the rite of sacrifice had been abandoned eons ago, its power remained.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Streams of tendency and eons they worship.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "An eon," Rogerson repeated, lifting his head up and looking at me again.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • These were queries people had been circling for eons.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The report suggested that bacteria could have left the surface of the earth eons ago, when life was just beginning to emerge from the oceans and the hot, baked continents.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • And still others say no, that once these were trees like any others, and a great catastrophe eons ago must have buried them in the ground, and that over time, wood became dirt, and dirt became stone.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Now eon pump.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • It is eons of time and information.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …We Landed High-rise casinos, each with a ’got rich’ story or two and thousands of sad little secrets, gigantic glittering towers of glass and ungodly neon intruding upon the beauty of the July dusk, yet waving a welcome home, midst a bayou of cement, asphalt shingles, tinted panes, fake wood siding, and lingering in the distance, an ocean of sage-embroidered playa, vast as time itself, those very seconds, hours, eons locked within the fringe of great crustal blocks most call mountains.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • In a cavern chamber, deep within the womb of the mountain, King Muchukunda retired to sleep, and there slumbered through the revolving eons.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • How many millions upon millions of centuries would pass before that bird had carried away even a square foot of that mountain, how many eons upon eons of ages before it had carried away all?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • There he was, a figure in black surrounded by eons of violence.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • For a time measured in eons he and the thing in the tree locked eyes.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Carries on about his fifteen months as if they were eons he had to kill.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The eons have turned them to stone, yet still they burn bright with beauty.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • It was the heat wave presumably, operating upon a brain made sensitive by eons of evolution.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • There is a great heap of it at the base of the falls, inside the cloud, washed down over eons.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • I’ve been making fortunes for eons, Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Like all his brethren, he’d been imprisoned in Tartarus for eons.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
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