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1. incessantly

adverb. ['ˌɪnˈsɛsəntli'] without interruption.

Synonyms

  • forever
  • perpetually
  • always

Antonyms

  • never

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • incessant (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Incessantly

  • fluorescently

Example sentences of the word incessantly


1. Adverb
She may also follow you around incessantly to show you her loyal and lasting puppy love.

Quotes containing the word incessantly


1. They say that war is death's best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thin, incessantly: 'Get it done, get it done.' So you work harder. You get the job done. The boss, however, does not thank you. He asks for more.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

2. Our knowledge of circumstances has increased, but our uncertainty, instead of having diminished, has only increased. The reason of this is, that we do not gain all our experience at once, but by degrees; so our determinations continue to be assailed incessantly by fresh experience; and the mind, if we may use the expression, must always be under arms.
- Carl von Clausewitz

3. Given her deafness, the auditory part of the brain, deprived of its usual input, had started to generate a spontaneous activity of its own, and this took the form of musical hallucinations, mostly musical memories from her earlier life. The brain needed to stay incessantly active, and if it was not getting its usual stimulation..., it would create its own stimulation in the form of hallucinations.
- Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

2. incessantly

adverb. ['ˌɪnˈsɛsəntli'] with unflagging resolve.

Synonyms

  • unceasingly
  • continuously
  • unendingly
  • ceaselessly

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • incessant (English)
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