Word of the Day: Perpetually


per-pet-u-al-ly / pər-pĕch-o͞o-ə-lē


1. forever; eternally

There is an abstruse astrologer that saith, If it were not for two things that are constant (the one is, that the fixed stars ever stand a like distance one from another, and never come nearer together, nor go further asunder; the other, that the diurnal motion perpetually keepeth time), no individual would last one moment.

Sir Francis Bacon, 1561 – 1626

2. continually; without stopping or interruption; incessantly

To be perpetually longing and impatiently desirous of anything, so that a man cannot abstain from it, is to lose a man’s liberty, and to become a servant of meat and drink, or smoke.

Jeremy Taylor, 1613 – 1667