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Definitions of perpetuity:

  1.   State of being perpetual: endless duration: duration for an indefinite period: something perpetual: the sum paid for a perpetual annuity. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   State of being perpetual; endless duration; anything perpetual. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The state of being everlasting; endless time; something that lasts forever. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Endless duration; continued and uninterrupted existence for an indefinite period of time; something of which there is no end. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Endless duration; duration for an indefinite period; something perpetual; a sum that will purchase an annuity. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for perpetuity:

  1. To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing. – Marcus Allen
  2. We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those northwestern forests for perpetuity The unemployment rate has gone not up, but down. The economy has gone up. – Bruce Babbitt
  3. This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity Another example of that is the torture scandal. – James Bovard
  4. The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity – Dan Castellaneta
  5. The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. – Calvin Coolidge

Usage examples for perpetuity:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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)

Rhymes for perpetuity:

Idioms for perpetuity:

  • in perpetuity