from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Enduring forever; eternal. See Synonyms at infinite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Seemingly everlasting or eternal.
- adj. everlasting, that is having infinite temporal duration; as opposed to eternal, outside time and thus lacking temporal duration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of neverending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.
- adj. Without beginning or end; eternal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eternal; everlasting; endless; having no end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no known beginning and presumably no end
Although the colonists were expected to enjoy a sempiternal spring, the lack of seasons only reminded them that their world was artificial.
Meanwhile the Underground festers and dies at the weekend, as sempiternal and glacially-proceeding 'engineering works' bring it to its umpteenth year of standstill
You can only be eaten by hungry sharks for so long; but Speaker Pelosi's sempiternal.
[Is truth eternal, or both eternal and sempiternal?], Nowe Tory,
His writings have also the sempiternal youth of poetry.
My town sometimes smelled bad; it smelled like sharp chemical releases because it was under the plumes of many smokestacks, and there were weird sempiternal creaks, grindings, and groans that issued from the nearby factories.
Compliance with EU guidelines looks like being a sempiternal difficulty for Microsoft; the company needs to ensure the upcoming Vista operating system, with its wide range of functions, doesn't break antitrust law.
Nevertheless it may be said that the sempiternal is not bounded by time (in a weaker sense than Plato ascribes to the Forms) in that what exists sempiternally cannot age.
She would change her breakfasts, she thought — have a lemonade and a tomato sandwich instead of the sempiternal bacon and eggs and toast.
Her answer was that the rape was committed in the dortour, where she durst not cry because it was a place of sempiternal silence.