un·​ceas·​ing | \ˌən-ˈsē-siŋ \

Definition of unceasing 

: never ceasing : continuous, incessant unceasing efforts unceasing vigilance

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unceasingly \ ˌən-​ˈsē-​siŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of unceasing in a Sentence

this unceasing rain will turn me into a mushroom!

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Instead, you are pulled you into its unceasing tidal sweep, as tickled as a toddler with a bedtime story that promises endless permutations. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Is a Transfixing Epic of Riches and Ruin," 13 July 2018 Dippel's unceasing hopscotching between these and other accounts is driven by his arrangement of this book in topical rather than chronological fashion. Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘To the Ends of the Earth,’ an ambitious attempt to encompass era of polar exploration," 7 July 2018 For any new presidential team, the challenges of adapting to Washington include navigating a capital with its own unceasing rhythms and high-pitched atmospherics, not to mention a maze of madness-inducing traffic circles. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "‘Viciousness’: Trump aides endure public fury toward president’s policies," 9 July 2018 From Beacon Hill to Brockton, Pelzer was an unceasing force behind the effort to reform the CORI laws that often blocked ex-offenders from employment and housing. Adrian Walker, BostonGlobe.com, "Ex-offenders lose a tireless advocate," 3 July 2018 This was unceasing architectural detail taking shape as high art and subtle storytelling. Sam Lubell, New York Times, "A Glasgow Architect’s Masterpiece Is Damaged, but Not His Magic," 2 July 2018 Hopes for a bipartisan immigration bill have fallen apart under an unceasing assault by GOP leaders, leaving moderate Republicans like Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham scrambling to save something for their heavily Latino districts. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "House turmoil on DACA, immigration could affect California races," 13 June 2018 Donald Trump has betrayed many of his 2016 voters substantively, while paying unceasing tribute to them, rhetorically. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas Attack," 26 Mar. 2018 That and the backbreaking, unceasing nature of farm work — the rituals of the rural year from planting seeds to milking cows and harvesting wheat. Kenneth Turan, latimes.com, "Intimate epic 'The Guardians' distills how war changes everything for a French family," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of unceasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unceasing was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of unceasing

: never stopping : not ceasing

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