Origin of self-perpetuating
Related formsself-per·pet·u·a·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for self-perpetuating
Long-term unemployment isn't special just because it's longer; it's special because it's self-perpetuating.
In war and in peace, inevitable, self-perpetuating economies arise around the smuggling of illicit goods.
Independent voters increasingly see both parties as captives of corrupt, self-serving and self-perpetuating political machinery.
The pendulum swing of politics has a funny way of self-perpetuating.
The somatoplasm can only in the most general way affect the self-perpetuating, close corporation of the germ-plasm.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
Its current development appears to be motivated by a self-perpetuating drive: knowledge for the sake of knowledge.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The body was self-perpetuating and very careful to maintain its respectability in the election of new members.Memoir of John Howe Peyton|Various
The proposal contained within itself that self-perpetuating power, for which the schemes of slave-owners are so remarkable.An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans|Lydia Maria Child
They are all self-perpetuating, yet always passing into new forms.I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford