Usage examples for perpetuity

  1. The love I bear my wife is not, I trust, all of the earth, earthy; but instinct with a heavenly perpetuity. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  2. Directing our efforts to the early accomplishment of these great ends, let us endeavor to preserve harmony between the coordinate departments of the Government, that each in its proper sphere may cordially cooperate with the other in securing the maintenance of the Constitution, the preservation of the Union, and the perpetuity of our free institutions. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. In memory of this event, the Hamor gate, through which the enemy had been admitted, was walled up in perpetuity. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  4. The constancy of the sidereal revolutions inspired the conclusion as to their perpetuity. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  5. That quality of absolute supremacy of the several departments in their respective spheres, or functions, and of co- ordination or equality in their relations to each other, established by the Constitution as a guarantee of the perpetuity of our political system, would have been endangered, and the result could not have been otherwise than disaster in the future. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  6. These, then, are the elements, and on them all is stamped the signature of perpetuity. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  7. As the goal of evolution appears an ideal condition which is either indefinitely remote, that is, which gives room for the bliss of infinite progress in its direction, or else a definitely attainable condition, which would have within itself the conditions of perpetuity. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  8. In principle it is presumed to be perpetual, but in practice the Bible makes certain exceptions to perpetuity,- lays down rules indeed for separation. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  9. Harnden's company disappeared in a few years, and the Adams Express Company became an institution that has the appearance of perpetuity. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  10. Having returned warm thanks for the reception given to the toast, and the good wishes expressed towards himself and the Princess of Wales, he then proposed the toast of the evening: " Prosperity to the Welsh Charity School, and Perpetuity to the Honourable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons." – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  11. On the following morning the first " call for troops" was proclaimed to the whole country, in a grand " appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government." –  by
  12. In perpetuity, do you mean, Mr. Spooner? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  13. In making such grants, called franchises, city councils often permitted private corporations the free use of the streets and other public property for long periods of time or even in perpetuity. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  14. How much better for the German people would it not have been had their Parliament recognized the perpetuity of literary rights, and thus enabled the " great and wealthy house" of Cotta and Co. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  15. She could procure no considerable loans, therefore she has mortgaged no such oppressive taxes as those Great Britain has imposed in perpetuity for payment of interest. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. The Constitution did not, like the Articles of Confederation, declare that the States had agreed to a perpetual union, but distinctly indicated the hope of its perpetuity by the expression in the preamble of the purpose to " secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  17. I lacked both the conceptions of man as an Atlas, holding up the painted globe, or an individual mounting securely into perpetuity. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  18. But if the Indians have been there before me, you shall have their name, which is always beautifully fit and does not originate in the poor human desire for perpetuity. – The Land Of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
  19. Of the first act he could never think without a burning cheek- a sense of mortification- a pang of wounded pride; and long ere this he had made up his mind that if Irene ever left him again, it would be for ever, so far as perpetuity depended on his action in the case. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur