everlasting

Definitions

  • Reading that everlasting Belsham
    Reading that everlasting Belsham
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj everlasting without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers "an arrant fool","a complete coward","a consummate fool","a double-dyed villain","gross negligence","a perfect idiot","pure folly","what a sodding mess","stark staring mad","a thoroughgoing villain","utter nonsense","the unadulterated truth"
    • adj everlasting continuing forever or indefinitely "the ageless themes of love and revenge","eternal truths","life everlasting","hell's perpetual fires","the unending bliss of heaven"
    • n everlasting any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Everlasting A cloth fabric for shoes, etc. See Lasting.
    • Everlasting (Bot) A plant whose flowers may be dried without losing their form or color, as, the pearly everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea), the immortelle Xeranthemum anuum) of the French, the cudweeds, etc.
    • Everlasting Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence. "I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . . the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.""And heard thy everlasting yawn confess
      The pains and penalties of idleness."
      "Whether we shall meet again I know not;
      Therefore our everlasting farewell take;
      Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius."
    • Everlasting Eternal duration, past or future; eternity. "From everlasting to everlasting , thou art God."
    • Everlasting Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immortal; eternal. "The Everlasting God."
    • Everlasting With the definite article) The Eternal Being; God.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • everlasting Lasting forever; existing or continuing without end; having infinite duration.
    • everlasting Continuing indefinitely long; having no determinable or prospective end; enduring beyond calculation.
    • everlasting Recurring without final cessation; happening again and again without end; incessant: as, I am tired of these everlasting disputes.
    • everlasting Interminable, unceasing, uninterrupted, perennial, imperishable.
    • n everlasting Eternity; eternal duration, past and future.
    • n everlasting A strong woolen cloth, now used especially for the tops of boots. Also called lasting and prunella, and formerly durance (which see).
    • n everlasting A common name for plants whose scarious flowers retain their form, color, and brightness long after being gathered. It is applied to common species of Gnaphalium, Anaphalis, and Antennaria, and to cultivated species of the allied genera Helichrysum, Xerophyllum, etc. Also called immortelle.
    • everlasting Very; exceedingly: as, everlasting mean.
    • n everlasting Same as large-flowered everlasting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Everlasting ev-ėr-last′ing endless: eternal
    • n Everlasting eternity
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Quotations

  • Horace
    Horace
    “Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.”
  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    “Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.”
  • Robert Herrick
    Robert Herrick
    “Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry%20Ward%20Beecher
    “God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.”

Usage

In literature:

There is nothing, not even the shadow of a virtue, to rescue them from universal and everlasting execration.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
And then, ho for Genoa, Gibraltar, and joy everlasting!
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
Compare, for instance, these everlasting fireworks with the damp squibs and dying bonfires of Guy Fawkes Day.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
GOD HAS MADE THREE EVERLASTING COVENANTS WITH MAN.
"The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign" by Joseph Bates
What a look of the everlasting the Chinese have!
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Wisdom hath been created before all things, And the understanding of prudence from everlasting.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
This is not only a law of life; it is the law of the life everlasting.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
But he loathed it as much as ever; it sounded in his ears an everlasting reproach.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
For me it is an everlasting job of beating the air with truth, because others beat it with lies.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
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In poetry:

The everlasting (moon):
Growing in its midst
Is his home, so
In its light alone
Must I place my trust.
"The everlasting (moon)" by Ise
O Everlasting Truth,
Truest of all that's true,
Sure guide of erring age or youth,
Lead me, and teach me too.
"O Everlasting Light" by Horatius Bonar
There his full glories shine
With uncreated rays,
And bless his saints' and angels' eyes
To everlasting days.
"Hymn 84" by Isaac Watts
The arms of everlasting love
Beneath my soul he placed;
And on the Rock of ages set
My slipp'ry footsteps fast.
"Hymn 82" by Isaac Watts
'Tis no surprising thing
That we should be unknown;
The Jewish world knew not their king,
God's everlasting Son.
"Hymn 64" by Isaac Watts
That though the jest be old as night,
Still shaketh sun and sphere
An everlasting laughter
Too loud for us to hear.
"A Portrait" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

The everlasting truth of Psalm 23.
Evergreen Doesn't Mean Everlasting .
Everlasting Life's vegan soul By Lavanya Ramanathan Friday, Oct 21, 2011.
Danny Boy O'Connor (left) and Everlast are back "On Point" as House of Pain.
Most of you have probably read Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting , a pre-teen novel (before they were overrun with pouting vampires) that gently reveals mortality, its pains and its pleasures.
It's AOL's "Top 10 Tunes About Everlasting Love".
The Black Keys, " Everlasting Light".
They Don't Talk in Everlasting Words.
The Everlasting Stream premiered November 2007.
SunFlix Presents Swedish Film ' Everlasting Moments'.
The Sunrise Theater's Sunflix Series presents ' Everlasting Moments,' a highly acclaimed Swedish film, Thursday, June 4, through Monday, June 8.
Photograph by Nille Leander SAY CHEESE: Maria Heiskanen's Maria takes up photography in ' Everlasting Moments.'.
In ' Everlasting Moments,' an early 20th-century Swedish woman learns the new art of photography.
Hell Is a Real Place Where Sinners Burn in Everlasting Fire.
Woman in an unhappy marriage finds life in ' Everlasting Moments'.
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In science:

However, gravitational gauge field theory provides an everlasting energy source for both human kind and the whole universe.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Physically this means that we don’t have exponential decay with time into thermal equilibrium but we get everlasting solutions which conserve |ψ |2 .
Relevance of Quantum Mechanics in Circuit Implementation of Ion channels in Brain Dynamics
This could, for example, be used in the implementation of Rabin’s “everlasting encryption” scheme [4, 5, 26, 32], which depends on the availability of a high-volume stream of random and unpredictable bits.
Some comments on C. S. Wallace's random number generators
Rabin (2002) Everlasting security in the bounded storage model.
Some comments on C. S. Wallace's random number generators
The first one relates to the efficiency of the thermalization of light through its almost everlasting interaction with the walls of the cavity: this is the one invoked in Landau and Lifschitz’s definition.
A blackbody is not a blackbox
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