everlastingness


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ev·er·last·ing

 (ĕv′ər-lăs′tĭng)
adj.
1. Lasting forever; eternal.
2.
a. Continuing indefinitely or for a long period of time.
b. Persisting too long; tedious: everlasting complaints.
n.
1. Everlasting God. Used with the.
2. Eternal duration; eternity.
3. Any of various plants chiefly in the composite family, such as the strawflower, that retain their form and color long after they are dry. Also called immortelle.

ev′er·last′ing·ly adv.
ev′er·last′ing·ness n.
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Noun1.everlastingness - the property of lasting forever
durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"

everlastingness

noun
References in classic literature ?
I get positively angry with the impertinence of it and the everlastingness.
That would depend upon whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness.
Those of the older generation are acutely aware of the inevitability of aging, perceiving the "loveliness of youth" in the young and in their own children, yet knowing that it can never be "an everlastingness.
However, if mortals succeeded in endowing their works, deeds, and words with some permanence and in arresting their perishability, then these things would, to a degree at least, enter and be at home in the world of everlastingness, and the mortals themselves would find their place in the cosmos, where everything is immortal except men.
Tunisia has endeavoured to mobilize and preserve water resources through setting up a network of water works and adapted equipment with the aim of securing their everlastingness and thus meeting the water needs of future generations.