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sempiternal

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English

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin sempiternālis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sempiternus, a contraction of semperæternus, from semper (always) + æternus (eternal). Possibly via French sempiternel.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sempiternal (not comparable)

Positive
sempiternal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Seemingly everlasting or eternal.
    • 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series, "Circles",
      The one thing which we seek with insatiable desire is [] to lose our sempiternal memory and to do something without knowing how or why; in short to draw a new circle.
    • 2008, Shivangi Singh, "A sneak-peek at 'just friends' of filmdom!", ZeeNews, August 2,
      [] but in filmdom, the sempiternal question continues: Can a male and female actor be just 'good friends'?

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