sempiternity


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sem·pi·ter·nal

 (sĕm′pĭ-tûr′nəl)
adj.
Enduring forever; eternal.

[Middle English, from Old French sempiternel, from Late Latin sempiternālis, from Latin sempiternus : semper, always; see sem- in Indo-European roots + aeternus, eternal; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

sem′pi·ter′ni·ty (-nĭ-tē) n.
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sempiternity

the state or quality of being eternal, without beginning or end. — sempiternal, adj.
See also: Time
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sempiternity - the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
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sempiternity

noun
The totality of time without beginning or end:
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Press, 1957) are of particular note in light of the emphasis on Richard's deviant body here: "Sovereign sempiternity stabilizes the sovereign's right to ule by imagining his place in an unbroken train of rulers stretching out of the distant past.
(118) Or, as Abu Tammam's Nabita believed, huwa shay'la ka-l-ashya, min jihat al-qidam ("He is a being unlike beings in respect of sempiternity").