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1. Lasting forever; never-ending: conceived heaven as a state of perpetual bliss.
2. Continuing or being so for an indefinitely long time: found themselves in perpetual debt; felt like a perpetual outsider. See Synonyms at continual.
3. Flowering throughout the growing season.

[Middle English perpetuel, from Old French, from Latin perpetuālis, from perpetuus, continuous : per-, per- + petere, to go toward; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

per·pet′u·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.perpetually - everlastingly; for all time; "rays...streaming perpetually from the sun"- Stuart Chase
2.perpetually - without interruption; "the world is constantly changing"
باسْتِمْرار، بِصورَةٍ دائِمَه
eilíflega, sífellt


[pəˈpetjʊəlɪ] ADV (= eternally) → permanentemente; (= continually) → constantemente, continuamente
we were perpetually hungryteníamos siempre hambre




[pəˈpɛtjʊlɪ] adveternamente, perennemente


(pəˈpetʃuəl) adjective
lasting for ever or for a long time; occurring repeatedly over a long time. He lives in perpetual fear of being discovered; perpetual noise.
perˈpetually adverb
References in classic literature ?
In the city where he is living men are perpetually young.
Here she displayed her ingenuity and industry in a variety of flowers and fruits, beautifully coloured, elegantly shaped, and charmingly flavoured; and we were diverted with innumerable animals presenting themselves perpetually to our view.
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
His voice and laugh, which perpetually re-echoed through the Custom-House, had nothing of the tremulous quaver and cackle of an old man's utterance; they came strutting out of his lungs, like the crow of a cock, or the blast of a clarion.
It was neither more nor less than the circumstance that for a period of several months Quint and the boy had been perpetually together.
Some days elapsed, and ice and icebergs all astern, the Pequod now went rolling through the bright Quito spring, which, at sea, almost perpetually reigns on the threshold of the eternal August of the Tropic.
He could not keep himself from looking at her, and watchin her perpetually.
The wretchedness of slavery, and the blessedness of freedom, were perpetually before me.
She was, moreover, perpetually hearing about him; for, excepting when at Hartfield, she was always among those who saw no fault in Mr.
Whether she would have got over this fancy if left to herself, or persevered in nursing it perpetually, I cannot say: she had little time to reflect.
Look where we may, the dark threads and the light cross each other perpetually in the texture of human life.
Eager and prominent among them, one man with a craving face, and his fingers perpetually hovering about his lips, whose appearance gave great satisfaction to the spectators.