perpetually

adverb per·pet·u·al·ly \ pər-ˈpe-chə-wə-lē , -chə-lē ; -ˈpech-wə-lē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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

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