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  • adv. In a sempiternal manner; eternally.
  • adv. in an everlasting manner, as to have an infinite temporal duration; as opposed to eternally or timelessly, as to exist outside time

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Examples

  • Nevertheless it may be said that the sempiternal is not bounded by time (in a weaker sense than Plato ascribes to the Forms) in that what exists sempiternally cannot age.

    Eternity

  • My staff of love, sempiternally in a good case, will, satyr-like, be never toiled out — a thing which all men wish for, and send up their prayers to that purpose, but such a thing as nevertheless is granted but to

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And if gratitude and thanksgiving be to be estimated and prized by the affection of the benefactor, that is to be done infinitely and sempiternally; for the love which you bear me of your own accord and free grace, without any merit of mine, goeth far beyond the reach of any price or value.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • By these ensamples we may understand that we ought to give honour to the holy company of angels, and to pray them to keep us in this wretched life from our enemies the devil, the world, and the flesh, that after, when we shall depart, they present our souls unto Almighty God in heaven, there to dwell and abide sempiternally with them, quod ipse prestatur, qui sine fine vivit et regnat in secula seculorum.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • To which my reply was, of course, redundantly affirmative and sempiternally votive.

    Sea-Gift. A Novel.

  • Complexion he had none, except that sempiternally enduring red-and-tawny mixture which is acquired by exposure and hard drinking.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • My staff of love, sempiternally in a good case, will, satyr-like, be never toiled out -- a thing which all men wish for, and send up their prayers to that purpose, but such a thing as nevertheless is granted but to a few.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

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