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perpetual
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
continuing forever without change

or:

occurring so frequently it seems continual
  • But Tess's desire seemed to be for a perpetual betrothal in which everything should remain as it was then.
    4 — The Consequence (64% in)
  • Whenever Tess lifted her head she beheld always the great upgrown straw-stack, with the men in shirt-sleeves upon it, against the gray north sky; in front of it the long red elevator like a Jacob's ladder, on which a perpetual stream of threshed straw ascended, a yellow river running uphill, and spouting out on the top of the rick.
    6 — The Convert (47% in)

There are no more uses of "perpetual" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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