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[ UK /ˌɛvəlˈɑːstɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˌɛvɝˈɫæstɪŋ/ ]
  1. continuing forever or indefinitely
    life everlasting
    eternal truths
    the unending bliss of heaven
    the ageless themes of love and revenge
    hell's perpetual fires
  2. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    a thoroughgoing villain
    utter nonsense
    a perfect idiot
    what a sodding mess
    pure folly
    the unadulterated truth
    stark staring mad
    a consummate fool
    gross negligence
    an arrant fool
    a complete coward
    a double-dyed villain
    a thorough nuisance
  1. any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
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How To Use everlasting In A Sentence

  • One may search these "Salt Water Ballads" through from the opening line of "Consecration" to "The Song At Parting" and find no faint suggestion of that deep religious glory of "The Everlasting Mercy. Giant Hours with Poet Preachers
  • This statement of world-agreed fervent belief reminds us these values are everlasting and of perpetual beauty and may never be tarnished by any national politicians anywhere at any time.
  • I was supposed to be in subarctic America, and high up among the buttresses of the Rockies; yet there was that everlasting spread of flowers. The Night-Born
  • Sometimes, the everlasting hate have no unique period.
  • The whole 2000 miles has been an everlasting see-saw, shuggy-shoo, and enough to tire the patience of even a chemist, who is the most patient of all animals. The Personal Life Of David Livingstone
  • Here we only have enaś at the end of these phrases which I interpret to be a deverbal adjective meaning "everlasting", from the verb en "to last, endure". Archive 2007-10-01
  • Nor did he have to present himself as piteous in order to feed his everlasting hunger for sympathy.
  • It is, in short, nearness to God -- the blessed assurance which God Himself can alone give that He is there, whatever our cold doubts may say -- that the everlasting arms are around us, even when we do not feel their quiet and strong embrace. Some Facts of Religion and of Life: Sermons Preached before Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, 1866-76.
  • It is summer here and yet sometimes I sense an everlasting coldness amongst the city folk.
  • Tatiana exuded a porous, evanescent, yet everlasting warmth; her very presence, her satin face in his palm made his back hurt less. THE BRONZE HORSEMAN
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