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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of perpetuate. To make something be perpetual; (or figuratively) to prolong something.


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  • Slug's reputation, which Atmosphere's media coverage has eagerly perpetuated, is one of personal drama and pathos.

    Interview: Slug of Atmosphere (Music (For Robots))

  • To the Griqua went the consolation of having their name perpetuated in one of the richest portions of the earth's surface, which once they had called their own.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950

  • He is justly honored by having his name perpetuated not only by our street and district, but by a bank, market, school and street in the city proper.

    Annals and Reminiscences of Jamaica Plain

  • &c. How errors relative to Eastern matters are perpetuated is illustrated by the fact that I have seen these lines quoted in some modern philosophical work as descriptive of the hell in which the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Palin perpetuated the rumor that Trig was really Bristol’s child by refusing to provide evidence on the contrary.

    Think Progress » Will Sarah Palin call on Rush Limbaugh to apologize for saying liberal activists are ‘retards’?

  • However, I don't buy off on the notion perpetuated by the Germans that German beer is better because its German and is brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot.

    America v Germany

  • But on the media the idea perpetuated is that it's hard to be elected as a Senator because sometimes you are forced to make votes you don't want to make.

    Why Obama?

  • They agree with him in the pacific principles which he has avowed, and look forward to a continued career of useful services, in which the resources of that great empire will be more than ever developed under his control, and the power of the British name perpetuated by a wise, an upright, and a fearless Administration.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • Greek name perpetuated by the people and referring to this covering of hoary pines -- a name which the cartographers, arbitrary and ignorant as they often are, have unconsciously disguised.

    Old Calabria

  • Death is intimated as the hazard of disobedience, and the idea of perpetuated existence is connected with the eating of the tree of life.

    Christian Doctrine of Sin


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