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Definition unchanging, continuous, or happening repeatedly
  • The history of computers is a history of constant technological advancement.
constant = continuous
  • She is in constant pain.
  • constant = continuous, or happening repeatedly
  • Their bickering has been a constant problem for the team.
  • As other things change in the function, this number remains a constant.
  • She is a constant friend I can count on to look out for me.
  • She committed to him fully, but his love was inconstant.
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inconstant means not and reverses the meaning of constant. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • in the past no government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • constant = continuous
  • 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
  • constant = continuous (repeated again and again)
  • He hated their silly attitudes and their constant giggling.
    Dav Pilkey  --  Captain Underpants (# 1)
  • constant = happening all the time
  • ...our nourishment is generally very bad; we have a constant hunger.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • constant = unchanging, continuous, or happening repeatedly
  • 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
  • constantly = all the time (happens repeatedly)
  • 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
  • constant = continuous or unchanging
  • We didn't have no trouble about snags; the lightning was glaring and flittering around so constant that we could see them plenty soon enough to throw her head this way or that and miss them.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • constant = continuously (happening all the time)
  • But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I see intestine wounds that are constantly full of excreta.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • These other questioners saw to it that he was in constant slight pain, but it was not chiefly pain that they relied on.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • There was a constant come-and-go of prisoners of every description: drug-peddlers, thieves, bandits, black-marketeers, drunks, prostitutes.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "Spill his blood!" The blue-white scar was constant, the noise unendurable.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • It is for the possession of these thickly-populated regions, and of the northern ice-cap, that the three powers are constantly struggling.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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