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ad infinitum

Continuously without end. The phrase is Latin for "to infinity." Repairs to the old house seemed to go on ad infinitum—every time we finished a project, another awaited us.
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ˌad infiˈnitum

(from Latin) without ever coming to an end; again and again: You cannot stay here ad infinitum without paying any rent.The problem would be repeated ad infinitum.
The meaning of the Latin phrase is ‘to infinity’.
See also: ad
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pounds 50m with the obligatory statutory payments to racing ad infinitum.
He formed Theatre Ad Infinitum in 2006, creating Behind the Mirror for a London run at Blue Elephant Theatre in 2007 and at the Pleasance as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008.
But Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness said: "I think even if this incident had not occurred, it appears the British and the Unionists are determined to keep Sinn Fein away from the negotiating table ad infinitum."
HOMER'S timeless Greek myth has been reinvented by Theatre Ad Infinitum and later this month it will come to Wales.
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We produce talented, successful people in all walks of life - actors, businessmen and women, doctors, financiers, musicians, politicians, shopkeepers, singers, scientists, sportsmen and women, teachers, skilled craftspeople, builders, farmers, fishermen, factory workers, mechanics and so on ad infinitum.
WHEN the Queen dies she will be replaced by her eldest son or her eldest grandson should her son die first and so on ad infinitum.
Nonetheless, all the works in "Son et Lumiere" functioned as microcosms for the show as a whole: a total environment that estranged the act of beholding yet sustained modes of narrative--ad infinitum, in a restless automatic drive.
And it also gives them cause for unbounded celebration in that they can at last offer a reply to the tidal wave of Shanklyisms that have rained down on them ad infinitum for the last 40 years.
Well, I'll spare him an account of primary school days spent re-enacting stories from the Bible ad infinitum, when I should have been learning more useful things.
A rascally manager called Spencer (the excellent Peter Piper) is involved with Lorraine, who is involved with Roddy, who is involved with Debs and so on ad infinitum.
SIR - This Government, and previous ones, too, have allowed the majority of our best industrial companies, steel, aircraft, ad infinitum to be taken over by people who borrowed colossal sums with colossal interest charges.
Where Nauman's work is based on repetition ad infinitum, the fragmentation of space, and the elimination of narrative, Mehretu's painting is traditional to the core.
Is she?THE body is quite wonderful and, although it's possible for all of us to drive ourselves too hard from time to time, it won't allow us to do so ad infinitum. It would simply grind to a halt and force us to put our feet up for a while.
They don't like to hear any talk of federalism, while wishing to remain as they are ad infinitum, because of an accident of birth.