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Definitions of everlasting

  1. lasting for an indefinitely long period of time
  2. continuing forever or indefinitely; " the ageless themes of love and revenge"; " eternal truths"; " life everlasting"; " hell's perpetual fires"; " the unending bliss of heaven"
  3. without qualification; used informally as ( often pejorative) intensifiers; " an arrant fool"; " a complete coward"; " a consummate fool"; " a double- dyed villain"; " gross negligence"; " a perfect idiot"; " pure folly"; " what a sodding mess"; " stark staring mad"; " a thoroughgoing villain"; " utter nonsense"
  4. expletives used informally as intensifiers; " he's a blasted idiot"; " it's a blamed shame"; " a blame cold winter"; " not a blessed dime"; " I'll be damned ( or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; " he's a damn ( or goddam or goddamned) fool"; " a deuced idiot"; " tired or his everlasting whimpering"; " an infernal nuisance"
  5. any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
  6. ( informal) continuing too long; " everlasting complaints"
  7. continuing too long; " everlasting complaints"
  8. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immoral; eternal.
  9. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence.
  10. Perpetual; endless; eternal.
  11. A plant whose flowers retain their color when dried; eternity: the Everlasting, God.
  12. Endless: eternal.
  13. EVERLASTINGLY.
  14. EVERLASTINGNESS.
  15. Lasting for ever; eternal.
  16. Past or future endless duration; eternity.
  17. The one who is eternal; God.
  18. Eternal; lasting for ever; perpetual; constantly recurring; endless.
  19. Eternity; eternal duration, past and future; a plant whose flowers retain their colours a long while after being plucked, as the everlasting pea, a plant of the vetch kind. The Everlasting, God as eternal.
  20. Lasting for ever; perpetual.
  21. Never- ending duration.
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Usage examples for everlasting

  1. That's what's the matter- and I'm damned tired of this everlasting criticism." – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  2. For I, too, have taken the lover's leap, not to death upon the cruel rocks but to happiness everlasting – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  3. To- day walked the golden streets- joined in the everlasting song, and looked upon the face of his Lord. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  4. I live under an everlasting restraint- never relieved except when I am composing- so I will write away. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  5. If this word were our only proof of everlasting life then everlasting life would be a doubtful matter. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  6. That ye may so live together in this life, the minister was saying, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  7. Most of the men recognized the marquis; some near the entrance saw only Malcolm clearing the way: marquis or fisher, it was all the same when souls were at stake: they crowded with one consent to oppose their exit: yet another chance they must have, whether they would or not These men were in the mood to give- not their own - but those other men's bodies to be burnt on the poorest chance of saving their souls from the everlasting burnings. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  8. It is the image, not the reality, that is everlasting – The Worshipper of the Image by Richard Le Gallienne
  9. So immense and still, this birth of the day- the picture always gave him the feeling of life everlasting – His Family by Ernest Poole
  10. Each of them may be preceded by either of the articles; and so general is the signification of the former, that almost any adjective may likewise come before it: as, Any one, some one, such a one, many a one, a new one, an old one, an other one, the same one, the young ones, the little ones, the mighty ones, the wicked one, the Holy One, the Everlasting One. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. Then you can go back to your everlasting digging. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  12. The eve of the Fourth in the United States of America is nothing in comparison with the everlasting racket at this wonderful mine. – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  13. When purpose is high and feeling rich, when " the everlasting possession of the good" is desired, then is heard the I Am of love. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  14. The dishonoured man is the everlasting outcast. – Vittoria, v4 by George Meredith
  15. For Orthodoxy consists of a hundred brilliant arguments while The Everlasting Man really is a vision of history supported by a historical outline. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  16. It has been said that if Eads had failed with the Jetties he would not only have destroyed his reputation, but he would have been a beggar,- though, some one added, he would still have deserved everlasting gratitude for his efforts and sacrifices. – James B. Eads by Louis How
  17. There are no everlasting flowers. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  18. 17: " Israel is saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation; ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded in all eternity" chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  19. It was Miss Reynolds, the everlasting martyr. – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  20. The ways of the Everlasting are not our ways, he said, but I will not be afraid. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
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