- eternal duration; eternity: What is the span of one life compared with the everlasting?
- the Everlasting, God.
- any of various plants that retain their shape or color when dried, as certain composite plants of the genera Helichrysum, Gnaphalium, and Helipterum.
Origin of everlasting
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1. See eternal.
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Examples from the Web for everlasting
Her second affair was far deeper, tragic and, in its effects, everlasting.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
The old man has been there and left his tracks in everlasting snow.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean
March 23, 2014
But I never want us to regret our everlasting national connection to Hebron.Despite Hebron's Importance, Israel Will Have to Give It Up
October 28, 2013
So, to the everlasting shame of President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. did nothing to stop his genocide.Bashar the Terrible
April 26, 2013
The Daily Pic: Jan Brueghel sparks an everlasting debate between vision and scent.The Eyes Have It
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As the son of God I am from everlasting to everlasting, a splendid being with the universe as my home.The Conquest of Fear
He is from everlasting to everlasting—such as creation's dawn beheld he fooleth now.The Devil's Dictionary
The material can cope with the eternal only in virtue of everlasting evanescence.Miracles of Our Lord
The everlasting quotation-lover doats on the husks of learning.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
For the first time she was vaguely perceiving that life is everlasting movement.Alice Adams
- never coming to an end; eternal
- lasting for an indefinitely long period
- lasting so long or occurring so often as to become tedious; incessantI cannot bear her everlasting complaints
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Word Origin and History for everlasting
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