Synonyms for perpetually

Grammar : Adv
Spell : per-pech-oo-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : pərˈpɛtʃ u əl

Définition of perpetually

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French perpetuel "without end" (12c.) and directly from Latin perpetualis "universal," in Medieval Latin "permanent," from perpetuus "continuous, universal," from perpetis, genitive of Old Latin perpes "lasting," probably from per- "through" + root of petere "to seek, go to, aim at" (see petition (n.)). Related: Perpetually. Perpetual motion is attested from 1590s.
  • adv enduringly
Example sentences :
  • I need not tell you how much I miss him, how perpetually he is in my thoughts.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • The grime was perpetually renewed; scrubbing only ground it in.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Marcia could not see him; but his eyes were on her perpetually.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I needed to feel another often, if not perpetually and exclusively, intent on me.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • Lena perpetually sorrowed over the box, and all of them were in deadly earnest.
  • Extract from : « Falk » by Joseph Conrad
  • Famulus sped on before, or bounded after them, perpetually on the gallop.
  • Extract from : « The Child of Pleasure » by Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • He was perpetually giving an account of it to his own soul in default of other listeners.
  • Extract from : « The Tragic Muse » by Henry James
  • A plump man, with eyeglasses and perpetually chewing a dead cigar.
  • Extract from : « Gigolo » by Edna Ferber
  • He could not keep himself from looking at her, and watching her perpetually.
  • Extract from : « Uncle Tom's Cabin » by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Had not Mrs. Barnes herself thrown them perpetually together?
  • Extract from : « Marriage la mode » by Mrs. Humphry Ward

Antonyms for perpetually

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