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Sample sentences for the GRE study word perpetuate

perpetuate can be used as a verb

1., by Erostatus, merely that he might perpetuate his name. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
2.He may not kill you, Sarkoja, it is not our custom, but there is nothing to prevent him tying one end of a strap about your neck and the other end to a wild thoat, merely to test your fitness to survive and help perpetuate our race. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.But the proprietor appeared already to have relinquished as hopeless, the effort to perpetuate on this side of the Atlantic, in a hard soil, and amid the close struggle for subsistence, the native English taste for ornamental gardening. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4.Another beekeeper who has studied the life of the hive more closely says that the bee gathers pollen dust to feed the young bees and rear a queen, and that it exists to perpetuate its race. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.Oriental peoples built monuments to perpetuate the memory of their dead but our ancestors made poems, which should live and stir men's souls long after monuments of brick and stone had crumbled away. - from English Literature by William J. Long
6.Above all, the warfare of Hester's spirit at that epoch was perpetuated in Pearl. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8.Neither of these men apparently saw a copy of the book, limiting themselves to extracts from Hervas, but they perpetuated an earlier reference of the utmost importance. - from Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous

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