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  • adv. Seeming to never end; endlessly; constantly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually; always; forever: as, lamps kept perpetually burning; one who is perpetually boasting.

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

  • adv. without interruption
  • adv. everlastingly; for all time


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perpetual +‎ -ly


  • But just because personality is itself a relative triumph of good over evil it is possible to conceive of the existence of a personality in whom evil is perpetually overcome by good, while it is impossible to conceive of a personality in whom good is _perpetually_ overcome by evil.

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  • In many of the Chinese edicts we see the term perpetually applied to those people outside the Celestial Kingdom, and to all those who are not Chinese.

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  • The insurgency, the group concluded, has adapted to the surge, creating what it dubbed a "perpetually escalating stalemate."

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  • If one perceives, like those living in perpetually poor neighbourhoods, that they have little chance of succeeding in the mainstream, there may be more lucrative pay-offs (monetary or not) that they can seek in the criminal world.

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  • They remain perpetually awake until they go crazy and their bodies break down.

    Interview with Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero

  • Incidentally, they share some of them will remain "perpetually stupid".

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • In addition, teams of students put up elaborate multipage Web sites — on the prospects for wind turbines in perpetually gusty western areas, on the history of irrigation systems in the Yellow River basin of Ningxia — some of which have won prizes in international high-school “cyber-fairs.”

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  • The landscape is covered in ash, with soot falling perpetually from the air.

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  • It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense of humor is all that gets you through them.

    Literary Meme

  • Marlboro Man selling a rugged, nostalgic individualism to millions of urban wannabes, or the cosmetics girl whose airbrushed features taunt consumers with the high cheekbones of transcendent female beauty, Max's stage purveys only that which we can never have, a pleasure that will remain perpetually out of reach, a desire that can be satisfied only by an inferior substitution.

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