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  • n. The condition of being ceaseless; endlessness, eternity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the quality of something that continues without end or interruption


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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • We find it acting everywhere, with the simplicity, the ceaselessness, the energy of gravitation; and we may be permitted to speak of this influence as obeying similar conditions; it is proportioned to _bulk_ — for we hold to the notion of a bigness in souls as well as bodies — one soul differing from another in quantity and momentum as well as in quality and force, and its intensity increases by nearness.

    Spare Hours


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