Usage examples for perennial

  1. There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever. – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. This greenness, we would remark, is not, like the verdure in the vision of the poet, necessarily perennial. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  3. He seeks more than beauty, he seeks the perennial source of beauty. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  4. High winds, gloom, and rain succeeded that brilliant cloudless summer- time, which had become, as it were, the normal condition of the universe; and Lady Laura's guests were fain to abandon their picnics and forest excursions, their botanical researches and distant- race meetings- nay, even croquet itself, that perennial source of recreation for the youthful mind, had to be given up, except in the most fitful snatches. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  5. The part of Cicero's work which the present age probably finds the most interesting, and the interest of which is, in the nature of things, perennial, has been as yet left unmentioned. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  6. To the space- writers of the social columns, he had been a perennial inspiration. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  7. Although the psychical life, intellectual and nervous, may be still vigorous, the sap of the plant- body no longer rises, quick and warm and fructifying, to earth's perennial call. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  8. This is quite enough to justify a perennial curiosity concerning the details of their alliance. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  9. The married couple who intend to love each other during their whole life have no notion of a honeymoon; for them it has no existence, or rather its existence is perennial; they are like the immortals who do not understand death. – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  10. A good deed done hath memory's blest perfume,- A day of self- forgetfulness, all given To holy charity, hath perennial bloom That goes, undrooping, up from earth to heaven. – Poems by Sam G. Goodrich
  11. She was the immortal conception, the perennial theme. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  12. Torrential floods now rage and destroy where perennial streams once flowed. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell