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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perpetuallyadverb

    everlastingly; for all time

    "rays...streaming perpetually from the sun"- Stuart Chase

  2. constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantlyadverb

    without interruption

    "the world is constantly changing"


  1. perpetuallyadverb

    Seeming to never end; endlessly; constantly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perpetuallyadverb

    Constantly; continually; incessantly.

    Etymology: from perpetual.

    This verse is every where sounding the very thing in your ears; yet the numbers are perpetually varied, so that the same sounds are never repeated twice. Dryden.

    In passing from them to great distances, doth it not grow denser and denser perpetually; and thereby cause the gravity of those great bodies towards one another. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    The bible and common prayer book in the vulgar tongue, being perpetually read in churches, have proved a kind of standard for language, especially to the common people. Jonathan Swift.


  1. perpetually

    Perpetually refers to something that is continuous, unending, or never ceasing; occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted. It can also refer to an action or state that is persistent or constant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perpetuallyadverb

    in a perpetual manner; constantly; continually

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetually in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perpetually in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of perpetually in a Sentence

  1. Ogden Nash:

    A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

  2. James Baldwin:

    I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

  3. Shawn Engbrecht:

    You have to accept the fact that you are living perpetually in limbo and you adapt and the key to that is to not let anything really rattle you. You can be packed to go to the oil fields in Northern Alberta, Canada and you get on the Gulf Stream and they say ‘surprise we are going to Singapore…’ and you just accept and the key to that is to not worry about the little stuff and stay focused on the mission.

  4. Roger Byron:

    American Atheists Oklahoma State Director Tim Ward said in a statement. Roger Byron, senior counsel toFirst Liberty Institute -- the group that successfullydefendedthe Bladensburg Peace Cross at the Supreme Court -- disagrees. SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO DISPLAY IN GOD WE TRUST, UNDER TERMS OF NEW LAW Despite the claims of the perpetually offended, there are few things in our country today more unifying across the cultural and political spectrum than our national motto.

  5. Ari Brown:

    It literally felt outdated before we even released it, technology moves faster than science can study it, so we are perpetually behind in our advice and our recommendations.

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