Definition of 'perpetual'
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In some places the perpetual conflict is unavoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)From the age of 13 onwards he was in perpetual conflict with his mother. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its shiny silver leaves look as if they've been sprayed with paint, and in summer it has almost perpetual twisted white flowers with a pink tinge. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Its courts struggle with a perpetual backlog. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You would need a perpetual motion machine to do it! Times, Sunday Times (2014)Building a perpetual motion machine would have been easier. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Aggreko looks increasingly like some sort of implausible perpetual motion machine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sow chard and perpetual spinach this month to crop through the winter and well into spring next year. The Sun (2015)Put them together, and you have a perpetual motion machine. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)Just when this perpetual motion machine will run down is anyone's guess. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He's a perpetual political motion machine. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But his tone hints at a weariness with the film industry's perpetual publicity machine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He worked with the political officers in the colonial services whose task was to broker peace negotiations to end the perpetual clan conflicts. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)If all of life is involved in a perpetual struggle to survive and reproduce, then evolution places a value on conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The book is engaged in a perpetual struggle for survival (it always wins). The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It really does look like a perpetual motion machine, doesn't it? Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: perpetual ADJECTIVE
A perpetual feeling, state, or quality is one that never ends or changes.
...the creation of a perpetual union.
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