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  • The history of computers is a history of constant technological advancement.
  • She is in constant pain.
  • Their bickering has been a constant problem for the team.
  • As other things change in the function, this number remains a constant.

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  • She is a constant friend I can count on to look out for me.
  • She committed to him fully, but his love was inconstant.
  • ...and me and Silas and my Sid and Tom on the constant watch day AND night, as I was a-telling you, and not a one of us could catch hide nor hair nor sight nor sound of them; and here at the last minute, lo and behold you, they slides right in under our noses and fools us, and...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • in the past no government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Except through Whymper, there was as yet no contact between Animal Farm and the outside world, but there were constant rumours that Napoleon was about to enter into a definite business agreement either with Mr. Pilkington of Foxwood or with Mr. Frederick of Pinchfield — but never, it was noticed, with both simultaneously.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The bottle of whiskey — a second one — was now in constant demand by all present, excepting Catherine, who "felt just as good on nothing at all."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • For perhaps ten seconds they crouched like that while the flailing fire sent smoke and sparks and waves of inconstant light over the top of the mountain.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • ...our nourishment is generally very bad; we have a constant hunger.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • But we had to jump up constantly, every time a Kapo came in to see if anybody had a pair of new shoes.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Land-lust, which had been expressed by constant bickering over boundaries and deeds, could now be elevated to the arena of morality; one could cry witch against one’s neighbor and feel perfectly justified in the bargain.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • A constant rain and shrouded gray sky masked the passing of hours, leaving Cole in a cruel time warp with only one possible end.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • We know we are not far from the sea because we are constantly waked by the cold.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He was an object of hatred more constant than either Eurasia or Eastasia, since when Oceania was at war with one of these Powers it was generally at peace with the other.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night, and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • At bayonet-practice I had constantly to fight with Himmelstoss, I with a heavy iron weapon, whilst he had a handy wooden one with which he easily struck my arms till they were black and blue.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • HAPPY [enthused]: See, Biff, everybody around me is so false that I’m constantly lowering my ideals . BIFF: Baby, together we’d stand up for one another, we’d have someone to trust.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • My resolution’s plac’d, and I have nothing Of woman in me: now from head to foot I am marble-constant; now the fleeting moon No planet is of mine.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • O good old man; how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed!
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • By my troth, I kiss thee with a most constant heart.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Bring me a constant woman to her husband, One that ne’er dream’d a joy beyond his pleasure; And to that woman, when she has done most, Yet will I add an honour,—a great patience.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • —Our son of Cornwall, And you, our no less loving son of Albany, We have this hour a constant will to publish Our daughters’ several dowers, that future strife May be prevented now.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • I do constantly believe you.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Be you constant in the accusation, and my cunning shall not shame me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Always restless, always on the go, she constantly seemed to lose her way, and to get into trouble over the simplest and more ordinary affairs of life.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He was a constant visitor at their house.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • During the first part of the summer in Blackrock uncle Charles was Stephen’s constant companion.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within—a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • This was my only and my constant comfort.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • A yachting cap was shoved far back from his forehead and the narrative to which he listened made constant waves of expression break forth over his face from the corners of his nose and eyes and mouth.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Men are such constant fools!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Whatever they could prove (which is usually anything you like), they proved there, in an army constantly strengthening by the arrival of new recruits.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • He alluded constantly to Europe, to the people I was supposed to know there—putting leading questions as to my acquaintances in the sepulchral city, and so on.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • He wears the only tall hat visible: it shines in the sunset with the sticky glow of some sixpenny patent hat reviver, often applied and constantly tending to produce a worse state of the original surface than the ruin it was applied to remedy.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • William, the eldest, a year older than herself, her constant companion and friend; her advocate with her mother (of whom he was the darling) in every distress.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • ’We keep twenty young women constantly employed in the establishment,’ said Madame.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • How are your various dresses to be remembered, and the particular state of your complexion, and curl of your hair to be described in all their diversities, without having constant recourse to a journal?
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • It was Mary’s hope and belief that he had received a positive dismissal from Henrietta, and her husband lived under the constant dependence of seeing him to-morrow.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • The fact is constantly mentioned in the more expensive monthly magazines, and has reached the provincial pulpits, I am told; and my ideal has always been to love some one of the name of Ernest.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The tall girl meanwhile was constantly staring at Maggie and grinning.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The next Thursday I went again to Richmond—I suppose I was one of the Time Traveller’s most constant guests—and, arriving late, found four or five men already assembled in his drawing-room.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • His looks were not quite friendly, and I was so revolted at these constant changes that I could not forbear whispering, "So you’ve changed sides again."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • This profession in America has constantly been held in honour, and more successfully than elsewhere has put forward a claim to the epithet of "liberal."
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • It was a cause of constant distress to Mrs. Welland that her son-in-law showed so little foresight in planning his days.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • But you by special summons I convened As my most trusted councilors; first, because I knew you loyal to Laius of old; Again, when Oedipus restored our State, Both while he ruled and when his rule was o’er, Ye still were constant to the royal line.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • He did think it was a very nice word indeed, and constantly useful to a busy worker, but her smile was desirable.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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