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Definitions of perpetual

  1. Perpetually. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Neverceasing; everlasting; as, perpetual motion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Never ceasing: everlasting: not temporary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Never ceasing; everlasting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Continuing without ceasing; incessant; ceaseless; endless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Continuing for ever; continuing without ceasing; permanent. Perpetual curacy, one where all the tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage endowed. Perpetual motion, a motion which is renewed from itself, without other intervention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for perpetual

  1. As to Hester herself, she seemed to have been keeping the Fox- Wilton household in perpetual fear. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. You have a perpetual source of enjoyment denied to some people. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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