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Roget-categorie 112

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.6. Time
›› 1.6.1. Absolute time

#112. [Endless duration.] Perpetuity

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perpetuity, eternity, everness, aye, sempiternity, immortality, athanasiainterminability, agelessness, everlastingness etc. adj. — perpetuationcontinued existence, uninterrupted existenceperennitypermanence (durability) 110.


last forever, endure forever, go on foreverhave no end.
eternize, perpetuate.

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perpetual, eternaleverduring, everlasting, ever-living, ever-flowingcontinual, sempiternalcoeternalendless, unendingceaseless, incessant, uninterrupted, indesinent, unceasingendless, unending, interminable, having no endunfading, evergreen, amaranthineneverending, never-dying, never-fadingdeathless, immortal, undying, imperishable.


perpetually etc. adj. — always, ever, evermore, aye for ever, for aye, till the end of the universe, forevermore, forever and a day, for ever and everin all ages, from age to agewithout endworld without end, time without endin secula seculorum [Lat.]to the end of time, to the crack of doom, to the 'last syllable of recorded time'" [Macbeth]; till doomsdayconstantly etc. (very frequently) 136.


esto perpetuum [Lat.]labitur et labetur in omne volubilis oevum [Lat.] [Horace]; but thou shall flourish in immortal youth" [Addison]; Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought" [Addison]; her immortal part with angels lives" [Romeo and Juliet]; ohne Rast [G.], [Goethe's motto]; ora e sempre [It].

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