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used in The Namesake

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continuing forever without change


occurring so frequently it seems continual
  • She was in her thirties, unmarried, perpetually sipping herbal tea.
    Chapter 10 (42% in)
perpetually = continually; or always
  • The printed pages of Bengali type, slightly rough to the touch, are a perpetual comfort to her.
    Chapter 1 (25% in)
  • A row of cars parked at meters perpetually lines one side of the curb.
    Chapter 2 (29% in)
  • For being a foreigner, Ashima is beginning to realize, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy — a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts.
    Chapter 3 (7% in)
  • He hates seeing it on the brown paper sleeve of the National Geographic subscription his parents got him for his birthday the year before and perpetually listed in the honor roll printed in the town's newspaper.
    Chapter 4 (16% in)
  • I'm Nikhil now," Gogol says, suddenly depressed by how many more times he will have to say this, asking people to remember, reminding them to forget, feeling as if an errata slip were perpetually pinned to his chest.
    Chapter 5 (81% in)
  • "I'll do it," Gogol says, getting up, irritated by his parents' perpetual fear of disaster.
    Chapter 6 (69% in)
  • Sometimes, not knowing what to do with herself after dinner, she is already in bed by then, in her nightgown, watching the small black-and-white television they've owned for decades that lives on her side of the bed, the picture gradually disappearing, a rim of black perpetually framing the screen.
    Chapter 7 (16% in)
  • The weather is raw, cheerless, the sky white, the sun perpetually hidden from view.
    Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • He wonders how his parents had done it, leaving their respective families behind, seeing them so seldom, dwelling unconnected, in a perpetual state of expectation, of longing.
    Chapter 12 (43% in)

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