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Definition for an unspecified, but long period of time; or forever
  • She was benched indefinitely due to the illness.
indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • I need a deadline. This can not go on indefinitely.
  • indefinitely = forever
  • I move to postpone the motion indefinitely.
  • indefinitely = an unspecified, but long period of time (in this case, probably forever)
  • In China, Public Security Bureaus have the authority, without making a formal charge, to detain indefinitely people suspected of committing a crime.
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time (possibly forever)
  • 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
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • Each time the car collapsed, I prayed we might be stranded there indefinitely.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • indefinitely = for a long time
  • The wall of fire must have an end and it won't burn indefinitely.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • indefinitely = forever
  • If you want to know what cram is, I can only say that I don't know the recipe; but it is biscuitish, keeps good indefinitely, is supposed to be sustaining, and is certainly not entertaining, being in fact very uninteresting except as a chewing exercise.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • indefinitely = for a long time
  • Keep him confined indefinitely, without justification, while you go crawling through black holes in cyberspace?
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • Though she was confined to the yard indefinitely and could go nowhere,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • 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
  • indefinitely = for a long time
  • 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
  • indefinitely = for a long time
  • Once I get the fuel plant hooked up to the Hab's power, it'll give me half a liter of liquid CO2 per hour, indefinitely.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • 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
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • 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
  • indefinitely = for a long time
  • These rooms had cots, and workers in good standing at the cooperative could use them, stay there, seemingly indefinitely, provided one's colleagues thought the need to stay was valid, and one put in enough extra hours to cover the occupancy, and while this practice was likely in violation of some code or other, regulations were not much in force anymore, even here near Sausalito.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • indefinitely = for an unspecified, but long period of time
  • And then another, indefinitely.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • But that doesn't mean my life has to be on hold indefinitely.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Without his influence the amendment might have been long delayed, though it is hardly con-ceivable that it could have been held off indefinitely.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • But you would keep him safe, marry him to some member of your court, have him to dance attendance on you indefinitely, tied safely to leading strings?
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia

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