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Everlasting


EVERL'ASTING, adjective [ever and lasting.] Lasting or enduring for ever; eternal; existing or continuing without end; immortal.

The everlasting God, or Jehovah. Genesis 21:33.

Everlasting fire; everlasting punishment. Matthew 18:8.

1. Perpetual; continuing indefinitely, or during the present state of things.

I will give thee, and thy seed after thee, the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. Genesis 17:8.

The everlasting hills or mountains. Genesis. Habakkuk.

2. In popular usage, endless; continual; unintermitted; as, the family is disturbed with everlasting disputes.

EVERL'ASTING, noun Eternity; eternal duration, past and future.

From everlasting to everlasting thou art God. Psalms 90:2.

1. A plant, the Gnaphalium; also, the Xeranthenum.