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1. Lasting forever; eternal.
a. Continuing indefinitely or for a long period of time.
b. Persisting too long; tedious: everlasting complaints.
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"
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References in classic literature ?
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.
I get positively angry with the impertinence of it and the everlastingness. Up and down and sideways they crawl, and those absurd, unblinking eyes are everywhere.
The fleeting moment of young, boisterous life depicted in "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo" is made lasting and immortal, "fastened with the tenderest truth / To its own best being and its loveliness of youth: it is an everlastingness of, O it is an all youth!" (PW, p.
taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree, Pleasure in the wind, the sunlight and the sea; Studies the sunlit pattern on the floor (103) Vaughan had felt "bright shoots of everlastingness" in childhood, and Wordsworth had imagined even his "shadowy," dying memory of childhood as "the master light of all our seeing," allowing him to envision immortality.
The aforementioned distinction between eternity and everlastingness is an attempt to avoid monopolarity.
WHILE MANY MODERN THINKERS have difficulties with Catholic and Christian faith because of the concept of eternal damnation, I've always thought salvation equally problematic because of its everlastingness. As a child I remember clearly being both puzzled and frightened when trying to think of the prospect of living forever, even with the hope of being in God's presence.
I won't have a soul; with a soul there is everlastingness, and life has tortured me enough" (511-2).
For this paper, we chose the topic of everlastingness as an example of the human condition and its correlation with immortality as a mark of the posthuman condition.
The dead body was thus preserved by the Egyptians maybe also as if to resemble the divine condition of gold: everlastingness and immutability.
(84) Moreover, according to Whitehead, the reconciliation of permanence and flux can only be achieved when Creation reaches its final term, which is everlastingness. (85) However, in a fundamental sense, Whitehead's philosophy requires that the dynamic pass into the static and (at the same time, begging the question) the static absorb the dynamic when Creation reaches its final term 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." A glimpse into the mirror confirms this fact.
He has written of his climbing experiences in Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild.