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perpetual
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Great Expectations
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  • Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice.
  • In her desire to be matrimonially established, you might suppose her to have passed her short existence in the perpetual contemplation of domestic bliss.
  • As I could not sit there nodding at him perpetually, without making some other attempt to interest him, I shouted at inquiry whether his own calling in life had been "the Wine-Coopering."
  • He was perpetually pegging at the floor the moment she left his sight.
  • In my rooms too, with which she had never been at all associated, there was at once the blankness of death and a perpetual suggestion of the sound of her voice or the turn of her face or figure, as if she were still alive and had been often there.
  • It was a dull evening, for Wemmick drew his wine, when it came round, quite as a matter of business,—just as he might have drawn his salary when that came round,—and with his eyes on his chief, sat in a state of perpetual readiness for cross-examination.

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  • A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.
  • She complains perpetually.

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