What does the word perennial mean?

Usage examples for perennial

  1. It is this sense of independence which arouses in Goethe a perennial enthusiasm. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  2. The " religious crisis" is perennial, now taking one form, now another, but always demanding from those who have to face it the utmost of their courage, loyalty and love. – Religious Perplexities by L. P. Jacks