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  • n. The act of prolonging existence, of keeping something alive or active.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making perpetual, or of preserving from extinction through an endless existence, or for an indefinite period of time; continuance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of perpetuating or making perpetual; the act of preserving through an endless existence, or for an indefinite period of time; continuation.

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

  • n. the act of prolonging something


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  • In other words, your definition tells that the passion for perpetuation is the cause of love, and perpetuation the end to be accomplished.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • They do not reason that the need for perpetuation is the cause of passion; and that human passion, working through imagination and worked upon by imagination, becomes love.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Yes, local government played a role in perpetuating racism, but it is unclear weather it was the dominant role in the long term perpetuation of racism in the South.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • The lecture under discussion was concerned with a matter called perpetuation of type.

    Emmy Lou Her Book and Heart

  • One wonders, in hearing of the "perpetuation" of the brotherly-and-sisterly intimacy begun months before he wedded the "Nancy" of the Montrose group, who, from all

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • Indoctrination in schools and identity through success allowed a perpetuation of the capital agenda to the point that even the idea of America changed.

    R.I.P. Corporate America | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • What about the fact that America's perpetuation of car ownership requires us to import billions of barrels of oil a year, exporting our dollars to countries that hardly deserve it?

    Why I Choose to Live Carfree « PubliCola

  • #3 - There are political and systemic reasons for the perpetuation of the "secret" election procedures protected by KCD's status quo leadership - these should be accurately explored by Publicola as the "secret" election only keeps the District beholden to a limited group of ingrained stakeholders instead of serving the specific conservation needs of our livable King County comunities.

    Making it Clear to Mayor Mike McGinn « PubliCola

  • The Prince examines the acquisition, perpetuation, and use of political power in the western world.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • It's a very dangerous path - it's irresponsible and it will lead to the perpetuation of the conflict.

    Jonathan Guyer: Six Questions for Dr. Hanan Ashrawi


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