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 for perpetual fugues
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infinite \In"fi*nite\, a. [L. infinitus: cf. F. infini. See
     In- not, and Finite.]
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     1. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite
        duration or distance.
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              Whatever is finite, as finite, will admit of no
              comparative relation with infinity; for whatever is
              less than infinite is still infinitely distant from
              infinity; and lower than infinite distance the
              lowest or least can not sink.         --H. Brooke.
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     2. Without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or
        excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably
        great; perfect; as, the infinite wisdom and goodness of
        God; -- opposed to finite.
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              Great is our Lord, and of great power; his
              understanding is infinite.            --Ps. cxlvii.
                                                    5.
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              O God, how infinite thou art!         --I. Watts.
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     3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense;
        gigantic; prodigious.
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              Infinite riches in a little room.     --Marlowe.
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              Which infinite calamity shall cause
              To human life.                        --Milton.
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     4. (Math.) Greater than any assignable quantity of the same
        kind; -- said of certain quantities.
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     5. (Mus.) Capable of endless repetition; -- said of certain
        forms of the canon, called also perpetual fugues, so
        constructed that their ends lead to their beginnings, and
        the performance may be incessantly repeated. --Moore
        (Encyc. of Music).
  
     Syn: Boundless; immeasurable; illimitable; interminable;
          limitless; unlimited; endless; eternal.
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