- 1In a way that lasts or remains unchanged indefinitely; for all time: his lungs are permanently damagedMore example sentences
for all time, forever, for good, for always, for good and all, for ever and ever, (for) evermore, in perpetuity, lastingly, indelibly, immutably, inalterably, invariably, until the end of time, everlastingly, enduringly, abidingly; North American forevermore• informal for keeps, until the cows come home, until hell freezes over, until doomsday, until kingdom come• archaic for ayecontinually, constantly, perpetually, perennially, always, forever, ever, invariably, eternally, persistently
- 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 vigilantMore example sentences
- 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.