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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perpetualadjective

    Etymology: perpetuel, Fr. perpetuus, Latin.

    Mine is a love, which must perpetual be,
    If you can be so just as I am true. Dryden.

    Within those banks rivers now
    Stream, and perpetual draw their humid train. John Milton.

    By the muscular motion and perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body. Arbuthnot.

    A perpetual screw hath the motion of a wheel and the force of a screw, being both infinite. John Wilkins, Math. Magick.

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. Joseph Addison:

    Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

  2. Domitus Ulpian:

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

  3. Albert Pike:

    The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.

  4. La Rochefoucauld:

    Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    In the woods is perpetual youth.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. helm
    • B. hunch
    • C. mitre
    • D. abandon

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