Definition of Sempiternal

1. Adjective. Having no known beginning and presumably no end. "Sempiternal truth"

Exact synonyms: Dateless, Endless
Similar to: Infinite
Derivative terms: Endlessness



Definition of Sempiternal

1. a. Of neverending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.

Definition of Sempiternal

1. Adjective. Seemingly everlasting or eternal. ¹

2. Adjective. (philosophy) everlasting, that is having infinite temporal duration; as opposed to eternal, outside time and thus lacking temporal duration ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sempiternal

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sempiternal

semorphone
semper
semper-
semper fi
semperannual
sempergreen
semperidentical
semperjuvenescent
semperlenity
sempervirent
sempervirid
sempervive
sempervives
sempervivum
sempervivums
sempiternal (current term)
sempiternally
sempiternities
sempiternity
semple
sempler
semplest
semplice
sempre
sempster
sempsters
sempstress
sempstresses
sempstressy
semsem

Literary usage of Sempiternal

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1. New Zealand in Evolution: Industrial, Economic and Political by Guy Hardy Scholefield, William Pember Reeves (1909)
"... PEOPLE The sempiternal problem—An experimental laboratory—The land-sharks —Limitation of area—Governor Hobson's task—The policy of Sir George Grey—To ..."

2. By and Large by Franklin Pierce Adams (1914)
"YET THE sempiternal FOLLY IS HERS " When lovely woman stoops " I '11 quit it ; Perhaps she did in Goldsmith's day; But now she can't — as well admit it. ..."

3. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: The Text Carefully by Adam Clarke (1837)
"... thick darkness of death : a land of wretchedness and obscurities, where is the shadow of death, and no order, but sempiternal horror dwells everywhere. ..."

4. The Lusiad: An Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, Thomas Moore Musgrave (1826)
"The Goddess promis'd sempiternal love And favor should their prompt obedience Reward. Their homage, then, in her fair hands They pledg'd, to aid the voyage ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"[sempiternel, Fr. sempiternal, from temper and ... are not contented to suppose it to be sempiternal, or eternal .i ..."

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