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  • noun The state of being perennial


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  • The communique said Edlinger presented to the African ministers the "political accord signed July 6 1998 among EU finance ministers stipulating the terms and the official acknowledgement by European institutions of the perenniality of the accords that founded the franc zone."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Diversity and perenniality is our culture of the seed.

    Monocultures, Monopolies, Myths And The Masculinisation Of Agriculture

  • In such an instance, that sense of perenniality can serve both as exorcism, a certificate of release or indeed - especially for the audience, a soporific.

    Wole Soyinka - Nobel Lecture

  • One of the remarkable properties of the particular theatrical convention I have just described is that it gives off a strong odour of perenniality, that feeling of "I have been here before".

    Wole Soyinka - Nobel Lecture

  • On the other hand, Jaspers may also be classed with those recent philosophers who have found perenniality of thought to be an abstraction from its history.


  • But the historical beginnings of the ideal of perenniality in philosophy may with much truth be ascribed to Philo of Alexandria, who found Plato to be Moses speaking


  • Kant's emphasis upon the universal and necessary, and the architectonic which underlies his critiques, still pre - suppose the ideal of perenniality.


  • Of these thinkers, Leibniz was the most specific in formulating the goal of perenniality, the most thorough in his eclectic examination of historical philosophies, and the clearest in his formulation of adequate method.


  • Yet there is no claim of com - pletion or of perenniality.


  • She had a quality of perenniality, charming and assuring, even to each strand of her delicate brown hair.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920


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