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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSTANT

The surgeon was in constant attendance, but the malady baffled all his skill.

"You must inquire of the stewards or of himself," was the constant reply.

Our pledge to these principles is constant, because we believe in their rightness.

LOVE them, and show our love by a constant desire and effort to please them.

It was a constant surprise to Angelique that she had unbosomed herself at once to Felicien.

So tender in touch, so gentle of voice, so constant in care!

A life of constant alertness, constant danger, constant escape!

Constant efforts are made to get a man taken up, in order to rob him.

But, when I can do nothing else, constant use has made me able to write.

I am under constant apprehensions, and in constant difficulty.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "steadfast, resolute," from Old French constant (14c.) or directly from Latin constantem (nominative constans) "standing firm, stable, steadfast, faithful," present participle of constare, from com- "together" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Of actions and conditions from 1650s. Related: Constantly.

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