- everlasting; eternal.
Origin of sempiternal
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Examples from the Web for sempiternal
Wherefore he is neither now or then, but sempiternal and for ever.
But this is not true in the case of necessary, constant, and sempiternal realities.Aristotle
Madame d'Argeles's sempiternal smile had altogether disappeared.The Count's Millions
This he will only have by inaction, by mewing his sempiternal youth in his cage and on his perch.Lore of Proserpine
Was there no chance of accident or illness befalling the sempiternal Emily de la Rose?
- literary everlasting; eternal
C15: from Old French sempiternel, from Late Latin sempiternālis, from Latin sempiternus, from semper always + aeternus eternal
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Word Origin and History for sempiternal
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