Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a permanent manner; lastingly.
  • adv. Forever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a permanent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a permanent or lasting manner; so as to remain: as, to serve permanently; to settle permanently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. for a long time without essential change

Etymologies

permanent +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Gerald began - but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them ’permanently’ meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash - to pee."

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  • Last October, a court in Normandy ruled in favor of his lawsuit to have his name permanently deleted from church records -- making the 71-year-old retiree the first Frenchman to be officially "de-baptized."

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  • Winning cities retain the title permanently, but some cities have won on multiple occasions.

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  • He was appointed interim commissioner in 2005 and took the title permanently a year later on an appointment from then President George H. Bush.

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  • • Although not yet confirmed, spacecraft such as the Lunar Prospector and Clementine have turned up exciting indications that substantial water ice deposits may exist in permanently shaded areas at the lunar poles such as Shackleton Crater.

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  • I remain permanently uncomfortable with the fact that writers I like are also mortals who can get sick, or die.

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  • BP dividend will remain permanently at lower levels

    BP boss Bob Dudley draws a line under 'traumatic' period

  • BP's dividend will not be restored to pre-Gulf spill levels when it resumes its payout to shareholders and is expected to remain permanently lower.

    BP boss Bob Dudley draws a line under 'traumatic' period

  • Why then would the University of Notre Dame bestow an honorary doctorate of laws on someone who for his entire public life has enthusiastically fought for a segment of the human population, the unborn, to remain permanently outside the protections of the law?

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  • Nobody seems to have the power to remove him permanently from the service and his forgeries of 201 documents have been found out in the CID report.

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