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Sempiternal

[sem-pə-TUHR-nl]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 15th century

1.

Eternal and unchanging; everlasting.

Examples of Sempiternal in a sentence

"As an astronaut, I'm intrigued by the sempiternal vastness of space."

"The young couple's heartfelt vows promised their love was sempiternal."

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About Sempiternal

You might have seen monuments and memorials engraved with the words "semper fidelis," meaning "always faithful." The Latin words "semper," means always. Joined with the word "aeternus," or eternal, it represents a word with an enduring, everlasting presence.

Did you Know?

Bring Me the Horizon, a British metalcore band, had their 2013 album "Sempiternal" debut at No. 3 on the UK Album Chart — an album that later went on to receive critical acclaim. The band obviously wanted their album to last forever; whether they succeeded or not is up to their fans.

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