Complete Definition of "everlasting"

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Pronunciation
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Adjective
everlasting

  1. Lasting or enduring forever; existing or continuing without end; immortal; eternal. "The Everlasting God." Gen. xx1. 33.
  2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, "this everlasting nonsense".

#: I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . . the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. Gen xvii. 8.
#: And heard thy everlasting yawn confess The pains and penalties of idleness. -Pope.

Synonyms
eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never-ending; infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual; unintermitted; incessant.

Translations
trans-top|Lasting or enduring forever
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trans-top|Continuing indefinitely
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Usage notes
Everlasting, Eternal. Eternal denotes (when taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration; everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the Scriptures in the sense of eternal, but in modern usage is confined to the future, and implies no intermission as well as no end.
:Whether we shall meet again I know not; Therefore our everlasting farewell take; Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius. -w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare.

Derived terms
everlasting flower.
everlasting pea

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