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perpetuate

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Definition to cause to continue
  • perpetuate a myth
perpetuate = to cause to continue
  • The monument helps to perpetuate her memory.
  • perpetuate = to cause to continue
  • To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest...
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
  • perpetuate = cause to continue
  • The purpose of government was the guarding of property-rights, the perpetuation of ancient force and modern fraud.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They were perpetuating all of this, helping him disappear.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "The Gift was given to the Night's Watch in perpetuity, Your Grace," Bowen Marsh insisted.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The 12th System perpetuates my existence to perpetuate its own.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Why perpetuate this legend of selflessness?
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • These regimes, they note, propped up economic elites who resisted reforms and perpetuated unequal political and economic systems.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • Comrade Pillai, grateful for the misunderstanding, perpetuated it.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "This unhappy marriage of mine to be perpetuated in that child's name!"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Those who survived to grow up— and perpetuate the race—would therefore be those who came out best in the struggle for survival.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • "You're helping perpetuate this fraud," he told Lori.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • This is how we avoid the trap of self-perpetuating ideology.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The reader will easily believe, that from what I had hear and seen, my keen appetite for perpetuity of life was much abated.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • But the problems of perpetuating a hierarchical society go deeper than this.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Sexually, Woman is Nature's contrivance for perpetuating its highest achievement.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • "Well your home is perpetuating the belief that genetically damaged people need to be fixed that they're damaged, period, which they—we—are not.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • They were only the memory, the perpetuation of a suffering that had come to him from without.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • But that didn't change the ugliness; it only ensured that those who perpetuated the ugliness were left alone to kill and maim and rape.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters

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