perpetually

adverb
per·​pet·​u·​al·​ly | \ pər-ˈpe-chə-wə-lē How to pronounce perpetually (audio) , -chə-lē; -ˈpech-wə-lē \

Definition of perpetually

: in a perpetual or continuous manner A guardroom was established to each side of the prisoner's casemate, in which a lamp burned perpetually.— Robert Penn Warren Beta-blockers can make you tired, interfere with circulation (making your hands and feet perpetually cold) …Consumer Reports … the tusks of prehistoric mammoths, which had been preserved in the perpetually frozen soil.— William C. Ketchum Jr.

First Known Use of perpetually

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Perpetually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perpetually. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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