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Sempitern(e, adj. [ME and e.m.E. sempiterne (Gower), F. sempiterne (1458 in Larousse), L. sempiternus ‘everlasting’; cf. Sempiternal(l adj.] Everlasting, perpetual, enduring for ever. — 1490 Irland Mir. I 109/21.
Ȝe knaw that I ame sempiterne and without me may be na duracioune of ressonabile creature
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 551 (Asl.).
Endles sorowe or sempitern solace
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 4/5.
Hodiern, modern, sempitern, Angelicall regyne!
1533 Boece 350b.
The confederacioun and amyte of France & Scotland to the pepill and thare posterite suld be sempiterne and perpetuall
1535 Stewart 15730.
In sempiterne rememberance to be Of Christis deith and Cristianitie

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