in perpetuity

  1. for life
    desire happiness in perpetuity
    an annuity paid in perpetuity
  2. for an indefinitely long time
    bequeathed to the nation in perpetuity
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How To Use in perpetuity In A Sentence

  • In conjunction with its tercentenary celebrations in 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (the central bank of Sweden) instituted a new award, "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel" on the basis of an economic commitment by the bank in perpetuity. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2006
  • Unless some of this debt is forgiven, they will be paying in perpetuity.
  • 'attainder of treason' -- to prohibit forfeiture in perpetuity of property of every sort, no less than 'bills of attainder,' 'corruption of blood,' and barbarities of punishment, such as disembowelling, quartering, etc. The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1864
  • Will they manage to mature, in tandem, into a team capable of bringing silverware back to Ayrshire or will the swinging sixties remain, in perpetuity, as the halcyon era?
  • An exclamation mark suffixed nearly every rendering of the name at the launch in Monaco, but even Audi would not expect us to use it in perpetuity any more than Fiat expected a full stop after every reference to the original Punto.
  • Augustus's testamentary review of legionary strength, and his summation of public revenues and expenses, underlay his recommendation that the borders of the empire be frozen in perpetuity.
  • Water would have to be drained away from the site in perpetuity -- called dewatering -- to prevent copper and acid mine drainage into the surrounding streams where salmon, by the trillions, have spawned for thousands of years. Joel Reynolds: Telling Rio Tinto To Stop the Mine in Bristol Bay Before It Starts
  • I believe the balanced budget amendment proposal would subject the nation to unacceptable economic risks in perpetuity.
  • Such was his superiority, in fact, that when he won the event for the third time in succession in 1870, he was awarded the championship belt in perpetuity.
  • You will agree, sir, that these wretches behaved like men whose nephews and grand-nephews were condemned in perpetuity to remain as poor as their ancestors.
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