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I need a deadline. This can not go on indefinitely.
  an unspecified, but long period of time; or forever
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indefinitely indefiniteness
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  • I need a deadline. This can not go on indefinitely.
  • I move to postpone the motion indefinitely.
  • Though she was confined to the yard indefinitely and could go nowhere,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Keep him confined indefinitely, without justification, while you go crawling through black holes in cyberspace?
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes

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  • She took a grandmotherly interest in me, she’d certainly let me stay on, indefinitely: The cabins were half empty, no harm.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "Indefinitely," said Robert, and Helen sank down into her chair, Aline at her side, her face a mask of grief and shock.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It was pretty much understood we couldn’t squat in these woods indefinitely.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • When their time was up, Annie returned to her office, where, she said, she planned to lie down indefinitely, and Mae returned to her old pod.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We create temporal loops in which peculiar folk can live indefinitely.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • But I steel myself, for though it would be perfectly pleasant to stay indefinitely (and idle with Veronica Como), I don’t want the messiness of further diagnoses and tests and proposed courses of treatment—in a phrase, the complications of complications.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • I could be hospitalized indefinitely.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • CHARLEY KAMINSKY: Indefinitely.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • But although every living thing knew it was spring, Miss Crocker and the other teachers evidently did not, for school lingered on indefinitely.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • My hope of finding my family plummeted when I learned that I was to stay there indefinitely.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • He thought, with some amusement, that this could go on indefinitely, but when she’d finished blotting her fingers she placed her cookie on the handkerchief and then folded the handkerchief carefully, like someone wrapping a package, and gave it to him.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • But I’m sure you understand that Mrs. Murphy, generous hearted as she is, can’t take you in indefinitely.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • One Monday, all school classes were suspended indefinitely.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • He had brought them to Father more than a year before: "Just in case I should not be able to care for them—ah—indefinitely."
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • But it was plain that she could not go on talking about such a man and such a past indefinitely, hence this firmly defined interruption.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We could not stay here indefinitely, no matter how hospitable the monks.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Instead, he orders Tania to stay indoors indefinitely, for her own safety.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But that doesn’t mean my life has to be on hold indefinitely.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Instead the wedding was postponed indefinitely, and Clary could hear her crying through the walls at night.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The wall of fire must have an end and it won’t burn indefinitely.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • She’s got a weapon that if necessary can convert solar energy into deadly rays of power, so that could last indefinitely.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Their luck would hold indefinitely, and they would carry on their intrigue, just like this, for the remainder of their natural lives.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The rides were closed indefinitely.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • I hope the thinning process will not go on indefinitely, or I shall become a wraith.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • It might have lasted indefinitely except for the fact that Ella Kaye came on board one night in Boston and a week later Dan Cody inhospitably died.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Bugs like this one could listen indefinitely.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Five months earlier, General Hap Arnold had ordered that all life rafts be equipped with the Delano Sunstill, a device that could generate small amounts of drinking water indefinitely.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "Alas," said Morrel with a feeling of selfish joy; for he thought this death would cause the wedding to be postponed indefinitely.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Lokhay had worked well, but we both wondered if its mystical tribal folklore could hold out indefinitely in the face of the wounded and somewhat embarrassed Taliban and al Qaeda fighters.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • If we could bokanovskify indefinitely the whole problem would be solved.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • In the past eighteen months, my mets have hardly grown, leaving me with lungs that suck at being lungs but could, conceivably, struggle along indefinitely with the assistance of drizzled oxygen and daily Phalanxifor.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The passageway stretched out indefinitely in both directions, left and right.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A host can live indefinitely, no matter what sickness he may have, no matter how injured he may be.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • We snorkeled (well, I snorkeled while he flaunted his ability to go without oxygen indefinitely).
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • As dragons can remain in their eggs indefinitely, time is of no concern, nor is the infant harmed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In that drawing room were gathered, by the Emperor’s wish, not a military council (the Emperor preferred indefiniteness), but certain persons whose opinions he wished to know in view of the impending difficulties.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I looked up "cell culture" in the index, and there she was, a small parenthetical: In culture, cancer cells can go on dividing indefinitely, if they have a continual supply of nutrients, and thus are said to be "immortal."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I used to fancy that life was a positive and perpetual entity, and that by consuming a multitude of live things, no matter how low in the scale of creation, one might indefinitely prolong life.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • If her stay was pleasant, she would remain indefinitely.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • There was still the Seeker to consider, but maybe she would give up someday, and then I could stay here indefinitely with the humans I loved.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • His dark green rubbery skin was thick enough for him to play the game of Vogon Civil Service politics, and play it well, and waterproof enough for him to survive indefinitely at sea depths of down to a thousand feet with no ill effects.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was evident that he was prepared to wait indefinitely.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "You realize , of course, that nothing we do will be able to keep out You-Know-Who indefinitely?" squeaked Flitwick.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It gave her the promise and pretext to keep the children indefinitely.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I believe that if you were not in disgrace with the Court, and had not been overshadowed by that cloud for years past, a letter de cachet would have sent me to some fortress indefinitely.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
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