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perennial
as in:  a perennial question


There are a some perennial favorite stories each Christmas. "A Christmas Carol" since 1842 and "It’s a Wonderful Life" since 1946 come to mind.
  lasting a long time — seemingly forever
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Perennial has many reasonably common, but diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • There are a some perennial favorite stories each Christmas. "A Christmas Carol" since 1842 and "It’s a Wonderful Life" since 1946 come to mind.
  • Dorian Gray desired perennial youth.
  • Jean Louise looked at the three Perennial Hopefuls on her right.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The Perennial Hopefuls talked quietly among themselves: longest day I ever had .
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • As they went down into the valley of the Thyme, the babble of the stream rose into the air like a perennial laughter.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Tales and Fantasies
  • The mill still worked on, food being a perennial necessity; the abbey had perished, creeds being transient.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • It is at once a consequence and an indication of his perennial existence.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
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Associated words [difficulty]:   perennial [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Nature & Ecology, Public Policy & Politics, Sports
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