continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow.
continuing or continued without intermission or interruption; ceaseless: a perpetual stream of visitors all day.
blooming almost continuously throughout the season or the year.
a hybrid rose that is perpetual.
a perennial plant.
- per·pet·u·al·i·ty, per·pet·u·al·ness, noun
- per·pet·u·al·ly, adverb
- non·per·pet·u·al, adjective
- qua·si-per·pet·u·al, adjective
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How to use perpetual in a sentence
We were in a perpetual state of anxiety because of how challenging is was for us to be in public.I’m autistic. I’m hoping I can wear a mask for the rest of my life. | Christine M. Condo | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
News organizations’ perpetual quests to stifle their journalists’ opinions — whether uttered on Twitter, at a conference, or in a recorded chat published by Project Veritas — is an Sisyphean struggle.‘It’s a shot at my reputation’: Lauren Wolfe reacts to NYT’s statement about her dismissal | Erik Wemple | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
A way of being a perpetual passenger, insisting you’re not equipped to drive.Inauguration Day was a milestone, but it’s not the destination | Monica Hesse | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
That relentless surge has forced Wall Street into a perpetual game of catch-up, with analysts’ average price target still far below the current stock price.
Third, our tendency to avoid dealing with negative emotions puts people in a perpetual cycle of ignoring unpleasant feelings, which amplifies stress and the risk of emotional health problems.
But millions of rules result in perpetual error, and, as a terminal side effect, make leadership and accomplishment illegal.
Big discounts and cheap credit keep them coming back for more; and keep millions in perpetual debt.
Hollande is ‘the king of doublespeak, ambiguity, and perpetual lies’Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex | Lizzie Crocker | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Wall Street, Bank of America plays a perpetual second fiddle to JPMorgan Chase Co., the only U.S. bank that holds more assets.Megabanks Have The Federal Prison System Locked Up | Center for Public Integrity | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some people upload content to Facebook for the perpetual online access it provides.Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me? | Aurora Snow | August 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The inheritance of the children of sinners shall perish, and with their posterity shall be a perpetual reproach.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
He lived in a perpetual fear and danger of discovery; and discovery now was but another name, for poison—prison—death.
He shows that under free individual competition there is a perpetual waste of energy.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The exercise of confessing the name of God, corresponds to that of joining to him in a perpetual covenant.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
We flocked round the duke, and hailed his first conquest as a promise of perpetual success.
British Dictionary definitions for perpetual
(usually prenominal) eternal; permanent
(usually prenominal) seemingly ceaseless because often repeated: your perpetual complaints
horticulture blooming throughout the growing season or year
(of a crop plant) continually producing edible parts: perpetual spinach
a plant that blooms throughout the growing season
- perpetually, adverb
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