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pərˈpɛtʃ u əlper·pet·u·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ageless, aeonian, eonian, eternal, everlasting, perpetual, unending, unceasingadjective

    continuing forever or indefinitely

    "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

  2. ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremittingadjective

    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

    "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"

Wiktionary

  1. perpetualadjective

    Lasting forever, or for an indefinitely long time

  2. perpetualadjective

    Set up to be in effect or have tenure for an unlimited duration

  3. perpetualadjective

    Continuing uninterrupted

  4. perpetualadjective

    Flowering throughout the growing season

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perpetualadjective

    neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perpetual

    per-pet′ū-al, adj. never ceasing: everlasting: not temporary.—adv. Perpet′ually.—Perpetual curate, a curate of a parish where there was neither rector nor vicar, the tithes being in the hands of a layman—abolished in 1868, every incumbent not a rector now being a vicar; Perpetual motion, motion of a machine arising from forces within itself, constantly kept up without any force from without; Perpetual screw, an endless screw. [Fr. perpétuel—L. perpetuus, continuous.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of perpetual in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    After Congress passed SJ Res 34, we are no longer merely battling a cyber-kinetic war on all fronts, we are now in a state of perpetual cyber-kinetic-meta war, and there will be no end.

  2. Domitus Ulpian:

    Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.

  3. TJ Maloney:

    I have learned that being curious, a perpetual learner, and staying humble throughout the entire journey is a strong key to success

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

  5. Francesco Petrarch:

    Five enemies of peace inhabit with us--avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. bonzer
    • B. askant
    • C. bristly
    • D. jejune

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