permanently

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permanent +‎ -ly

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permanently (comparative more permanently, superlative most permanently)

  1. In a permanent manner; lastingly.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  2. Forever.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 52:
      Necromancers were thought to have the power of restoring activity to the dead, either temporarily or permanently[.]

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