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permanently Line breaks: per¦man|ent¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːm(ə)nəntli/

Definition of permanently in English:


1In a way that lasts or remains unchanged indefinitely; for all time: his lungs are permanently damaged
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  • The populace lives in fear of the lights going out permanently.
  • A botched attempt can leave a person seriously damaged, even permanently disabled.
  • He claims to have a document from a court allowing him to work in the United States permanently.
1.1In a way that lasts or continues without interruption; continually: we need to be permanently vigilant
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  • They remain permanently plugged in to the rhythmical beat.
  • Permanently in motion, he seemed to fear what he might discover in the calm stillness of introspection.
  • These days being female can feel like permanently shopping for your four-year-old daughter's birthday party.
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