Usage examples for perpetual

  1. As to Hester herself, she seemed to have been keeping the Fox- Wilton household in perpetual fear. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. You have a perpetual source of enjoyment denied to some people. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  3. He was then chosen perpetual dictator, and made many changes in the constitution. – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  4. It had been his perpetual menacing companion. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  5. If the English were to withdraw from India to- day there would be perpetual revolution. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  6. Now, as in a flash, while they waited for the door to open, Jean knew what had caused the happiness, and realised that with her own hand she was shutting the door on the light, shutting herself out to a perpetual twilight. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  7. The perpetual compulsion of existence in a world made for change! – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  8. What could life be to her but a perpetual anguish, and to those about her but an ever- present terror? – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. It is impossible to return them to their homes; indeed, in most instances, those homes have been utterly destroyed; but if they were not, the poor creatures would run the risk of being again captured; so we do our best to place them in a far better position than they before enjoyed; and though I'm afraid that a large number are carried into perpetual slavery, and that many more perish miserably, still that's not our fault. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. They were content that the one drama of existence should enjoy a perpetual run without perhaps too nice a consideration for the actors. – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  11. His perpetual appeal lay to the common understanding, and he regarded, therefore, with much suspicion, emotions which none could at all times realise, and which to some minds were almost, or perhaps entirely unknown. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  12. For seven years she had held her head high, never so much as whispering a reproach against her husband, keeping with a perpetual guard the secret of her misery. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  13. There were constant rings on the telephone, asking if Anton Chekhov could be seen; and perpetual visitors. – Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky Alexander Kuprin I. A. Bunin
  14. You cannot endure the climate of Egypt, so says Corvisart, and if your life is not to be shortened and you to be made a perpetual invalid, you must return to Europe as quickly as possible, for only there will you recover and grow strong. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  15. It may, indeed, be said that during these years Michelangelo lived in a perpetual state of uneasiness and anxiety about the tomb of Julius. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  16. If he had done so it would not have been pleasant to him, for it was perpetual field- day in the office. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  17. Not only the elaborate deceit, the perpetual risk, weighed upon her heart; she was summoned to a position such as she had never foreseen, for which she had received no training. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  18. He could not claim perpetual gratitude for this remote tremendous gift, bestowed on her in the days of her unconsciousness. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  19. To India it meant a perpetual balance of trade in her favour, if such a phrase can be used of such a situation,- a continual inflow of precious metal. – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
  20. I should have nothing left to live for, had I not happened to hear that he has a perpetual motion on hand. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan