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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCESSANT

The flashes of lightning were incessant, and nearly blinded me.

The footsteps were incessant, and the hurry of them became more and more rapid.

I have not had a moment to spare from incessant toil since the 8th.

I don't mean that he tells stories; but it's just his incessant grumbling.

The murmur of pleasant conversation was incessant and musical.

And what were life without this incessant striving of the spirit?

It roars and whistles and shakes the house like an incessant hurricane.

Smoking, after all, did not seem to be so universal and incessant as we have seen it in some other countries.

The offices and banks in Milan are centres of incessant energy.

Most nights two hours sleep was the most I could get, for the pains were incessant.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French incessant (mid-14c.), from Late Latin incessantem (nominative incessans) "unceasing," from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + cessantem (nominative cessans), present participle of cessare "cease" (see cease). Related: Incessantly (early 15c.).

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