Usage examples for perpetuation

  1. My friend is dead, my neighbour is dead, my love, the darling of my soul, is dead; it is the inexorable consolidation and perpetuation of the secret that was always in that individuality, and which I shall carry in mine to my life's end. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. Evolution, in providence for the perpetuation of the species, has kept woman some thousands of years nearer to animals than man. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  3. If you, the myriads of the people, do not attend to the perpetuation of your lives, and cherish one mind with me, the One man, in my plans, the former kings will send down on you great punishment for your crime, and say, " Why do you not agree with our young grandson, but go on to forfeit your virtue?" – Death--and After? by Annie Besant
  4. Gorki himself has generously tried to help in the perpetuation of Chekhov's name, by publishing a volume of personal reminiscences of his dead friend. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  5. It is to be hoped that the days of mere wasteful, boastful slaughter are past, and that from now on the hunter will stand foremost in working for the preservation and perpetuation of the wild life, whether big or little. – Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt by John Burroughs
  6. Thus Mr. Webster spoke on slavery and upon the agitation against it, in 1837. The tone was the same as in 1820, and there was the same ring of dignified courage and unyielding opposition to the extension and perpetuation of a crying evil. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  7. But as the gradually lengthened spike keeps up an uninterrupted succession of bloom for months, more than ample provision is made for the perpetuation of the race- a necessity to any plant that refuses to thrive unless it stands in water. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  8. The supercilious Belgian of the rancid brow, as Driscoll mentally described him, wanted the perpetuation of the empire, and he wanted it for the very simple reason that the favorite of a realmless prince does not amount to much. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  9. It was inevitable that the extension and perpetuation of what he deemed its blessings throughout his dominions should be his settled purpose. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  10. In the midst of the present conflicts between employers and employed, between the classes that are already well to do and the classes who believe it to be the fault of the existing order that they too are not well to do, and in plain sight of the fact that democratic freedom permits the creation and perpetuation of greater differences as regards possessions than the world has ever known before, it is comforting to remember that true patriots and wise men are bred in all the social levels of a free commonwealth, and that the Republic may find in any condition of life safe leaders and just rulers. – Four American Leaders by Charles William Eliot
  11. It will be observed that this view of the subject justifies, not only the perpetuation but the inception of slavery, and renders emancipation absurd and cruel, and the inception of slavery just; leaving the continued transfer of barbarians to the midst of civilized communities, a right, the exercise of which could not involve or sacrifice any right of the barbarian, but must depend upon the enlightened decision of civilization, as to the reciprocal benefits to be derived therefrom. – The Right of American Slavery by True Worthy Hoit
  12. The device met, however, a genuine need, and by 1689 its perpetuation was assured. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. But the perpetuation of a comparatively pure race by marriage within that race, and consanguineous marriage in the narrower sense are different propositions. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  14. There never existed another nation that cared so thoroughly for the training of its young in the doctrines of morality and in those national memories which are efficacious in the perpetuation of an ardent patriotism. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  15. It is these Articles which have reconciled to the League some of its original opponents, who now hope to make of it another Holy Alliance for the perpetuation of the economic ruin of their enemies and the Balance of Power in their own interests which they believe themselves to have established by the Peace. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  16. If the present state of affairs continues in this matter, we are simply allowing ourselves to be led by the nose by these cunning people into the perpetuation of a state of affairs in which they may do what they like because we have become foolishly oversensitive in the matter of inflicting punishment. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. Under the influence of that insanity of great minds,- Ambition,- each filled the world with his reflected glory, and each failed in his dearest and most cherished wish, the perpetuation of his name through his offspring. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  18. By the young Japanese man, it is looked upon as a natural duty that has duly to be performed for the perpetuation of his family. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  19. Rightly considered, it is the indication of the possession of the most sacred powers, that of the perpetuation of life. – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  20. Here was a man who grumbled at the present state of things, yet took no trouble to think for himself and try to alter them, and who at the first chance would vote for the perpetuation of the System which produced his misery. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell