in·​ces·​sant·​ly (ˌ)in-ˈse-sᵊnt-lē How to pronounce incessantly (audio)
: in an unceasing manner : without interruption or relief : continually
talking incessantly
… still lived at home with his mother, who pestered him incessantly to get married …Walter Karp

Examples of incessantly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the record sees relationships rise and fall like once-great empires reduced to dust, each an individual tragedy set to incessantly hooky choruses. Allaire Nuss,, 6 Feb. 2024 However, state and local officials have squabbled incessantly over which programs are effective, how money should be divvied up and who should be accountable for results. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 Erdős, who tended to put in 19-hour days, stayed up and, at 4:30 A.M., banged pots in the kitchen incessantly to wake up his host. Jack Murtagh, Scientific American, 24 Jan. 2024 Schaller had told them that before Amber disappeared, there was one particular client calling incessantly. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 No intelligent person — which, Christie concedes, Haley is — fears that normal people would take offense from her uttering something that is both incessantly discussed and self-evidently true. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 1 Jan. 2024 Manet reworked his canvases incessantly and may have started over again any number of times. Sam Needleman, The New York Review of Books, 6 Jan. 2024 But diplomatic efforts on issues of war and peace outside his control have met with little success, clearly frustrating a pontiff who has incessantly called for peace, especially in the Holy Land. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 25 Dec. 2023 Reindeer graze incessantly during the short northern summer, storing up fat reserves for the cold, dark months when both sunlight and food will be in extremely short supply. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incessantly was in the 15th century

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“Incessantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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