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Constant and unending:‘the fort was subjected to ceaseless bombardment’
continual, constant, continuousincessant, unceasing, unending, endless, never-ending, interminable, non-stop, uninterrupted, unabated, unabating, unremitting, relentless, unrelenting, unrelieved, sustained, persistent, lasting, eternal, perpetualunfaltering, unflagging, untiring, unwearied, unwavering, unswerving, undeviating, persevering, dogged, tireless, indefatigableView synonyms
- ‘The ceaseless ringing in my ear continued throughout today and, as a result, I've felt more than a little perturbed.’
- ‘Shopping, a ceaseless search for the next meaningless object, is for people without purpose.’
- ‘Heroin addicts leave a trail of destruction behind them in their ceaseless quest for a fix.’
- ‘Maybe we have something to learn from practices that at least avoid the ceaseless round of court battles led by human rights lawyers.’
- ‘And I am sick and tired of listening to his ceaseless and unintelligible chatter.’
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