PERPETUITY in a Sentence

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For PERPETUITY, below is one of 89 sentences:
The reader will easily believe, that from what I had hear and seen, my keen appetite for perpetuity of life was much abated.

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 Meanings and Examples of PERPETUITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  the property of being perpetual, seemingly ceaseless
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  The reader will easily believe, that from what I had hear and seen, my keen appetite for perpetuity of life was much abated.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
2  It could not be that one conscious of such aptitudes for mastery and enjoyment was doomed to a perpetuity of failure; and her mistakes looked easily reparable in the light of her restored self-confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  In the second, perpetuity; the sole hope, at the distant extremity of the future, that faint light of liberty which men call death.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
4  And there was the old portrait of Grandma Robillard, with bosoms half bared, hair piled high and nostrils cut so deeply as to give her face a perpetual well-bred sneer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  She wanted to be a nun and observe perpetual adoration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
6  His skin was red and rough, as if from perpetual sunburn; he often went away to hot springs to take mud baths.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
7  Cutter lived in a state of perpetual warfare with his wife, and yet, apparently, they never thought of separating.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
8  There was a perpetual smile in his eyes, which seldom failed to awaken a corresponding cheerfulness in any one who looked into them and listened to his good-humored voice.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXV
9  It came as if self-impelled, driving all before it, a perpetual explosion.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
10  They had no money to spend for the pleasure of spending, but there were a few absolutely necessary things, and the buying of these was a perpetual adventure for Ona.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
11  For one thing the cold was almost more than the children could bear; and then they, too, were in perpetual peril from rivals who plundered and beat them.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
12  His outward life was commonplace and uninteresting; he was just a hotel-porter, and expected to remain one while he lived; but meantime, in the realm of thought, his life was a perpetual adventure.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 31
13  When in Mr. Gardner's employment, I was kept in such a perpetual whirl of excitement, I could think of nothing, scarcely, but my life; and in thinking of my life, I almost forgot my liberty.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
14  Then the tune with its feet always on the same spot, became sugared, insipid; bored a hole with its perpetual invocation to perpetual adoration.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 8
15  It was a perpetual estrangement.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  These lands had been granted to the family in perpetuity.
2  The trust fund will ensure preservation of the site in perpetuity.
3  They do not own the land in perpetuity.
4  He is on a perpetual search for truth.
5  No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law.
6  That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life.
7  They lived in perpetual fear of being discovered and arrested.
8  We lived for years in a perpetual state of fear.
9  A contented mind is perpetual feast.
10  I ejaculated mentally , " you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality.
11  Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair.
12  The meticulous netizens who had combed through the user agreement found that users had granted perpetual rights to all content they uploaded.
13  It's bleak, barbaric and brutally unsparing about the part played by almost every white person in perpetuating injustice in 1840s America.
14  At the centre of it all is Martin Freeman, whose default expression of habitual bafflement (he appears to teeter perpetually on the brink of some conversational incline) is perfectly suited to the role of Bilbo Baggins.
15  These measures will perpetuate the hostility between the two groups.