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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
1. Absolute Time

112. [Endless Duration.] Perpetuity.

   NOUN:PERPETUITY, eternity, everness, 1 aye, sempiternity, perenniality [rare], coeternity, immortality, athanasy, athanasia; everlastingness &c. adj.; perpetuation; continued existence, uninterrupted existence; perennity [obs.].
   VERB:HAVE NO END; last forever, endure forever, go on forever.
  ETERNIZE, immortalize, eternalize, monumentalize, perpetuate.
   ADJECTIVE:PERPETUAL, eternal; everduring, everlasting, everliving, everflowing; continual, sempiternal, sempiternous [rare], eviternal [rare]; coeternal; endless, unending; ceaseless, incessant, uninterrupted, indesinent [obs.], unceasing; interminable, eterne [poetic], having no end; unfading, evergreen, amaranthine; never-ending, never-dying, never-fading; deathless, immortal, undying, imperishable.
   ADVERB:PERPETUALLY &c. adj.; always, ever, evermore [archaic], aye; forever, for aye, forevermore, forever and a day, forever and ever; forever and aye, in all ages, from age to age; without end; world without end, time without end; in secula seculorum [L.]; to the end “last syllable of recorded time” [Macbeth]; till doomsday; constantly &c. (very frequently) [See Frequency].
  1. Esto perpetuum.
  2. Labitur et labetur in omne volubilis ævum.—Horace
  3. But thou shall flourish in immortal youth.—Addison
  4. Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.—Addison
  5. Her immortal part with angels lives.—Romeo and Juliet
  6. Ohne Hast aber ohne Rast.—Goethe’s motto
  7. Ora e sempre.