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perennial
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Moby Dick
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  • But roses only bloom in summer; whereas the fine carnation of their cheeks is perennial as sunlight in the seventh heavens.
  • Yes, for replenished with the meat and wine of the word, to the faithful man of God, this pulpit, I see, is a self-containing stronghold—a lofty Ehrenbreitstein, with a perennial well of water within the walls.

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as in: perennial flower Define
a flower or other plant that survives all the seasons of the year; or one that lives for over two years
as in: perennial candidate Define
recurring again and again
as in: a perennial question Define
lasting a long time -- seemingly forever
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