What does the word perpetuity mean?

Usage examples for perpetuity

  1. The defence has not such resources against even a single assailant, and we shall have solved the problem of continuous motion before she will have learned to deny in perpetuity. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The Constitution did not, like the Articles of Confederation, declare that the States had agreed to a perpetual union, but distinctly indicated the hope of its perpetuity by the expression in the preamble of the purpose to " secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  3. To believe that for the existence and perpetuity of such a state a man should be willing to give his whole service, in property, in labor, and in life. – The Americanism of Washington by Henry Van Dyke