in perpetuity


: for all time : forever
The land will be passed on from generation to generation in perpetuity.

Examples of in perpetuity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, Israel seems likely to continue to rule over millions of Palestinian noncitizens through an apartheid-like governance structure in which those Palestinians are denied full rights in perpetuity. Marc Lynch, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Do Tar Heel fans now have bragging rights in perpetuity? Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 The public housing units would remain affordable in perpetuity, while the workforce housing rent limits would remain in place for 30 years, a typical span. Andres Viglucci, Miami Herald, 11 Feb. 2024 Amgen wants experimental obesity drug to be tapered Amgen wants to create an obesity drug that patients can wean over time instead of being taken at the same dose in perpetuity. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 5 Feb. 2024 The study is a wake-up call as to just how much environmental exposures influence health, Skinner says—if not our generation’s health, undoubtedly the next’s, and perhaps in perpetuity. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 2 Feb. 2024 The winning bidder partnered with United Payette in December to create a conservation easement in perpetuity on the property. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Far from seeing the future — the rise and fall of the Space Shuttle, U.S. astronauts hitching rides aboard Russian spacecraft — poor Neil Armstrong, True Believer, thought NASA appropriations would grow in perpetuity. James Rosen, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 The film will receive a copyright and will exist in perpetuity in the Library of Congress. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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“In perpetuity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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