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Sunday, June 04, 2000

Definitions for sempiternal

  1. Of never ending duration; having beginning but no end; everlasting; endless.

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Citations for sempiternal
In all the works on view, Mariani conjures a sempiternal realm that exists parallel to mundane reality and which is accessible through art, reverie and the imagination. Gerard Mccarthy, Art in America
This is a sempiternal truth for institutions of high prestige. Someone will pay (almost) anything for Ivy-ish credentials. Dennis O'Brien, Commonweal
Origin of sempiternal
late Middle English
1400-1450
Sempiternal comes from Medieval Latin sempiternalis, from Latin sempiternus, a contraction of semperaeternus, from semper, "always" + aeternus, "eternal."
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