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- A man is perpetually eating.'Chapters 22-24 (89% in)
- The patience and hope with which he bore these perpetual disappointments, the mild perception he had that there was something wrong about King Charles the First, the feeble efforts he made to keep him out, and the certainty with which he came in, and tumbled the Memorial out of all shape, made a deep impression on me.Chapters 13-15 (79% in)
- ...took, the reason why he took it, and the pity that it was he took so much; now one thing, now another, then everything at once; and all the time, without appearing to speak very often, or to do anything but sometimes encourage them a little, for fear they should be overcome by their humility and the honour of my company, I found myself perpetually letting out something or other that I had no business to let out and seeing the effect of it in the twinkling of Uriah's dinted nostrils.Chapters 16-18 (68% in)
- She rubs everything that can be rubbed, until it shines, like her own honest forehead, with perpetual friction.Chapters 43-45 (6% in)
- She was a woman in the prime of life; of a severe countenance; and subject (particularly in the arms) to a sort of perpetual measles or fiery rash.Chapters 43-45 (23% in)
There are no more uses of "perpetual" in David Copperfield.
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