Origin of perennial
OTHER WORDS FROM perennialper·en·ni·al·i·ty, nounper·en·ni·al·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH perennialannual, perennial
Words nearby perennial
How to use perennial in a sentence
They were blessed with two of the top 10 quarterbacks ever, back to back, and they’ve been a perennial contender.Aaron Rodgers, entering a showdown with Tom Brady, has gone from chippy to chill|Jerry Brewer|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Lou Williams, a perennial sixth man of the year candidate, has started slowly and has missed Montrezl Harrell, his longtime pick-and-roll partner.The Clippers don’t look ready to seriously challenge the Lakers|Ben Golliver|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Simmons said Scott has broken what had become a troubling pattern in education giving — of the rich getting ever richer — a perennial trend that reinforces racial inequities.‘Transformational’: MacKenzie Scott’s gifts to HBCUs, other colleges surpass $800 million|Nick Anderson, Lauren Lumpkin|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
West won 60,160 votes in California as perennial candidate Roque de la Fuente’s candidate for vice president, but he didn’t ask to be put on that ballot and urged voters to write his name in for president instead.The Trailer: What we learned from the 2020 election, now that it's officially over|David Weigel|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Zoom was the most-downloaded iPhone and iPad app of the year, beating perennial favorites like Instagram and YouTube.The pandemic was great for Zoom. What happens when there’s a vaccine?|Rani Molla|December 4, 2020|Vox
Their cases illustrate the perennial challenge of balancing ends and means in the complex world of intelligence operations.
Iowa is a perennial swing state, and polls show the race in a virtual tie.The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever|Ben Jacobs|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the omission or derision of dads in the parent (aka “mommy”) blogosphere is a perennial pet peeve.
A perennial signature flavor is Flying Elvis: banana ice cream that contains peanut butter and chocolate chunks.
For the GOP, all this raises a perennial question from the movie New Jack City: “Who else you got?”
They foreclose without mercy, but that does not frighten their old patrons, who have the perennial optimism of the country.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
As they went down into the valley of the Thyme, the babble of the stream rose into the air like a perennial laughter.Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson
It was on the square of land where she had had her perennial bed for three years, and now she had decided to sow it down to grass.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
Although the Nestor of composers, none equalled him in manly vigour and perennial youth.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
In discussing literature, they spoke of the perennial stock-in-trade of the republic of letters—woman's sin.Honorine|Honore de Balzac