Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or condition of being ceaseless, or without cessation or intermission; incessancy.
  • noun The state or condition of enduring forever; endlessness.

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  • noun The condition of being ceaseless; endlessness, eternity

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  • noun the quality of something that continues without end or interruption

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Examples

  • The only real cruelty surrounded me, in the ceaselessness of everything: the tides, the wind, the moon crossing the sky toward another dawn.

    FORLORN HOPE FANCY • by Douglas Campbell

  • For Rosenstock-Huessy, this search for a stable space is reflected in recurrent philosophical elements which privilege the implacability of space (or a particular space) over the ceaselessness of time.

    Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

  • The penetrating quality of the wind depends on its ceaselessness.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Petraeus Hearings Open Thread

  • The penetrating quality of the wind depends on its ceaselessness.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Petraeus Hearings Open Thread

  • And the excess and ceaselessness of it. previous - next

    i-claudius Diary Entry

  • Hence to entire sincerity there belongs ceaselessness.

    The doctrine of the mean

  • The ceaselessness of the _Volpe_'s pitch and plunge wore at him: unable to find even an hour's respite to recover his energies, Matteo could keep nothing down, found it impossible to maintain his balance, and felt the ship's unnatural motions -- irreconcilable with any human cycle -- begin to ravage him.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It was the ceaselessness of the work which tried her so severely, and began to make her wish that she had never come to Flintcomb-Ash.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • It was the ceaselessness of the work which tried her so severely, and began to make her wish that she had never some to Flintcomb-Ash.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • In his aspect there was a certain dryness, and, altogether, his vivacity, his ceaselessness, and a kind of equability of tone in his voice, reminded me of what Homer says concerning the old men around Priam, above the gate of Troy, how they "chirped like cicalas on a summer day."

    Adventures Among Books

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