Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Seeming to never end; endlessly; constantly.

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

  • adverb without interruption
  • adverb everlastingly; for all time

Etymologies

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perpetual +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 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.

    The Complex Vision

  • 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.

    Impressions of a War Correspondent

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

    Differing Data Shape Views of Surge

  • 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.

    Why Do the Poor Commit More Crime?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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

    Interview with Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero

  • 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.”

    How the West Was Wired

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

    Saturday morning rant (story v language)

  • 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.”

    How the West Was Wired

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

    Your Right Hand Thief

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

    Your Right Hand Thief

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