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Definition of Perennial

Perennial

  1. ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.
  2. Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.
  3. Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.
  4. A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.

Perennial Quotations

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
DeWitt Clinton

Self-dealing, essentially, occurs when managers run companies to line their own pockets instead of those of the companies' owners. It's been a perennial problem in American capitalism and became a real dilemma when America moved toward a model in which corporations would be run by professional managers who had only small ownership stakes.
James Surowiecki

The perennial conviction that those who work hard and play by the rules will be rewarded with a more comfortable present and a stronger future for their children faces assault from just about every direction. That great enemy of democratic capitalism, economic inequality, is real and growing.
Jon Meacham

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
Walter Lippmann

Annual plants are nature's emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established.
Wendell Berry
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Perennial Translations

perennial in Latin is jugis
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