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incessantly (not comparable)
- In a manner without pause or stop, especially to the point of annoyance; not ceasing.
- He jabbered incessantly and annoyed everyone.
- 1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
- "You are old, father William," the young man said,
- "And your hair has become very white;
- And yet you incessantly stand on your head--
- Do you think, at your age, it is right?"
- 1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod, Chapter I. "The Shipwreck", page 14.
- There were the tawny rocks, like lions couchant, defying the ocean, whose waves incessantly dashed against and scoured them with vast quantities of gravel.
- 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 59:
- But just there a small hairy terrier exploded out at the gate, like a floor-mop impelled by some sort of internal combustion, which sent him off into a frenzy of yapping, incessantly jerked backwards by the explosive force of his own detonations.
- (obsolete) immediately
- (in a manner without pause or stop): ceaselessly, continuously, unremittingly; see also Thesaurus:continuously
in a manner without pause or stop