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adj. Perpetual. Lasting or enduring forever; existing or continuing without end; immortal; eternal. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsense.


Syn. - Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never- ending; infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual; unintermitted; incessant. - 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. Everlasting flower. Same as Everlasting, n.


 - Everlasting pea, an ornamental plant (Lathyrus latifolius) related to the pea; - so called because it is perennial.


 - n. Eternal duration, past or future; eternity. (With the definite article) The Eternal Being; God.


 - (Bot.) A plant whose flowers may be dried without losing their form or color, as the pearly everlasting the immortelle of the French, the cudweeds, etc. A cloth fabric for shoes, etc. See Lasting.

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