Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not stopping; continuous.

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  • adj. continuous; continuing indefinitely without stopping

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ceasing; not intermitting; continual.

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

  • adj. continuing forever or indefinitely
  • adj. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the upper region the Christian dead are gathered in unceasing song and prayer.

    American Indian Stories

  • A., declared: " We found in Bernard Arnault and the Group he has built all the elements that are required to guarantee the long term future of Bulgari : the ability to gather into one powerful organisation different brands that can grow and develop while preserving both their identity and originality; a culture completely identical to ours, which is characterized by an unceasing quest for quality and excellence; a perfect harmony between family control of the capital, thereby ensuring a long term strategic vision, and an opening towards the stock market which is a stimulus for management while at the same time providing liquidity for the family shareholders."

    Reuters: Top News

  • A tone full of life is to be produced only by the skilful mixture of the vowels, that is, the unceasing leaning of one upon the others, without, however, affecting any of its characteristics.

    How to Sing [Meine Gesangskunst]

  • To this end he demanded "unceasing" gunnery practice.

    Theodore Roosevelt and His Times

  • Cicero, on the other hand, it seems to me, after the manner of a widespread conflagration, rolls on with all-devouring flames, having within him an ample and abiding store of fire, distributed now at this point now at that, and fed by an unceasing succession.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Throughout this unceasing series of tragedies and crises, Haitians have continued to demonstrate unwavering resilience, dignity, and courage.

    Rep. Barbara Lee: Haitian Priorities Must Drive International Reconstruction Efforts

  • Staggering around under the pressure of unceasing public scrutiny by really hostile people, who really do wish you would drop dead, causes quite a loss of balance.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Thus to this congregation of excellent, undeceiving refuge, we pray that by the power of this prayer expressed from a heart filled with fervent devotion and humility, may the body, speech and mind of the sole of the Land of Snows, the supreme Ngawang Lobsang Tenzin Gyatso, be indestructible, unfluctuating and unceasing; may he live immutable for a hundred aeons, seated on a diamond throne, transcending decay and destruction.

    The Long Life Prayer for the 14th Dalai Lama

  • I just couldn't bear the constant, unceasing barrage of "hart" puns.

    Melancholy Hart

  • For a solid week, the noise was absolute and unceasing, an assault of such ferocity that many of the men now recall it as the worst part of the ordeal.

    The Five Techniques

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