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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Everlasting  \Ever*last"ing\a. 
  1.  Lasting  or  enduring  forever;  exsisting  or  continuing 
  without  end  immoral;  eternal.  ``The  Everlasting  God.'' 
  --Gen.  xx1.  33. 
 
  2.  Continuing  indefinitely,  or  during  a  long  period; 
  perpetual;  sometimes  used  colloquially,  as  a  strong 
  intensive;  as  this  everlasting  nonsence. 
 
  I  will  give  to  thee,  and  to  thy  seed  after  thee  .  . 
  .  the  land  of  Canaan,  for  an  everlasting  possession. 
  --Gen  xvii.  8. 
 
  And  heard  thy  everlasting  yawn  confess  The  pains  and 
  penalties  of  idleness.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Eternal;  immortal,  interminable;  endless;  never-ending; 
  infinite;  unceasing;  uninterrupted;  continual; 
  unintermitted  incessant. 
 
  Usage:  -  {Everlasting},  {Eternal}.  Eternal  denotes  (when 
  taken  strictly)  without  beginning  or  end  of  duration; 
  everlasting  is  sometimes  used  in  our  version  of  the 
  Scriptures  in  the  sense  of  eternal,  but  in  modern 
  usage  is  confined  to  the  future,  and  implies  no 
  intermission  as  well  as  no  end 
 
  Whether  we  shall  meet  again  I  know  not 
  Therefore  our  everlasting  farewell  take 
  Forever,  and  forever  farewell,  Cassius.  --Shak. 
 
  {Everlasting  flower}.  Sane  as  {Everlasting},  n.,  3. 
 
  {Everlasting  pea},  an  ornamental  plant  ({Lathyrus 
  latifolius})  related  to  the  pea;  --  so  called  because  it 
  is  perennial. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  everlasting 
  adj  1:  continuing  forever  or  indefinitely;  "the  ageless  themes  of 
  love  and  revenge";  "eternal  truths";  "life 
  everlasting";  "hell's  perpetual  fires";  "the  unending 
  bliss  of  heaven"  [syn:  {ageless},  {eternal},  {perpetual}, 
  {unending},  {unceasing}] 
  2:  expletives  used  informally  as  intensifiers;  "he's  a  blasted 
  idiot";  "it's  a  blamed  shame";  "a  blame  cold  winter";  "not 
  a  blessed  dime";  "I'll  be  damned  (or  blessed  or  darned  or 
  goddamned)  if  I'll  do  any  such  thing";  "he's  a  damn  (or 
  goddam  or  goddamned)  fool";  "a  deuced  idiot";  "tired  or 
  his  everlasting  whimpering";  "an  infernal  nuisance"  [syn: 
  {blasted},  {blame},  {blamed},  {blessed},  {damn},  {damned}, 
  {darned},  {deuced},  {goddam},  {goddamn},  {goddamned},  {infernal}] 
  3:  lasting  for  an  indefinitely  long  period  of  time  [syn:  {eternal}, 
  {lasting},  {eonian},  {aeonian}] 
  4:  without  qualification;  used  informally  as  (often  pejorative) 
  intensifiers;  "an  arrant  fool";  "a  complete  coward";  "a 
  consummate  fool";  "a  double-dyed  villain";  "gross 
  negligence";  "a  perfect  idiot";  "pure  folly";  "what  a 
  sodding  mess";  "stark  staring  mad";  "a  thoroughgoing 
  villain";  "utter  nonsense"  [syn:  {arrant(a)},  {complete(a)}, 
  {consummate(a)},  {double-dyed(a)},  {everlasting(a)},  {gross(a)}, 
  {perfect(a)},  {pure(a)},  {sodding(a)},  {stark(a)},  {staring(a)}, 
  {thoroughgoing(a)},  {utter(a)}] 
  5:  (informal)  continuing  too  long;  "everlasting  complaints" 
  n  :  any  of  various  plants  of  various  genera  of  the  family 
  Compositae  having  flowers  that  can  be  dried  without  loss 
  of  form  or  color  [syn:  {everlasting  flower}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Everlasting 
  eternal,  applied  to  God  (Gen.  21:33;  Deut.  33:27;  Ps  41:13; 
  90:2).  We  also  read  of  the  "everlasting  hills"  (Gen.  49:26);  an 
  "everlasting  priesthood"  (Ex.  40:15;  Num.  25:13).  (See  {ETERNAL}.) 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EVERLASTING,  adj  Lasting  forever.  It  is  with  no  small  diffidence 
  that  I  venture  to  offer  this  brief  and  elementary  definition,  for  I  am 
  not  unaware  of  the  existence  of  a  bulky  volume  by  a  sometime  Bishop  of 
  Worcester,  entitled,  _A  Partial  Definition  of  the  Word  "Everlasting," 
  as  Used  in  the  Authorized  Version  of  the  Holy  Scriptures_.  His  book 
  was  once  esteemed  of  great  authority  in  the  Anglican  Church,  and  is 
  still  I  understand,  studied  with  pleasure  to  the  mind  and  profit  of 
  the  soul. 
 
 




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