To better see all uses of the word
Oliver Twist
please enable javascript.

Used In
Oliver Twist
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • The ground was covered, nearly ankle-deep, with filth and mire; a thick steam, perpetually rising from the reeking bodies of the cattle, and mingling with the fog, which seemed to rest upon the chimney-tops, hung heavily above.
  • A large flat box was fetched out of the gig; and a bedroom bell was rung very often; and the servants ran up and down stairs perpetually; from which tokens it was justly concluded that something important was going on above.
  • ’Those were his words,’ said Nancy, glancing uneasily round, as she had scarcely ceased to do, since she began to speak, for a vision of Sikes haunted her perpetually.
  • …and ruthless baron: her virtue and her life alike in danger, drawing forth her dagger to preserve the one at the cost of the other; and just as our expectations are wrought up to the highest pitch, a whistle is heard, and we are straightway transported to the great hall of the castle; where a grey-headed seneschal sings a funny chorus with a funnier body of vassals, who are free of all sorts of places, from church vaults to palaces, and roam about in company, carolling perpetually.

  • There are no more uses of "perpetual" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.
  • She complains perpetually.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading