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perennial
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  • For when I view them in turn, whether it be our chief hostess herself, whose good heart, whose too good heart, has become a byword with all who know her, or her sister, who seems to be gifted with perennial youth and whose singing must have been a surprise and a revelation to us all tonight, or, last but not least, when I consider our youngest hostess, talented, cheerful, hard-working and the best of nieces, I confess, Ladies and Gentlemen, that I do not know to which of them I should…

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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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