durability

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lastingness
Nouns
1. durability, durableness, lastingness, continuity, standing; stability, survival, longevity, age; distance, protraction, or prolongation (of time). See resistance.
2. (long period of time) diuturnity; age, century, eternity, eon, years on end; lifetime; perpetuity, permanence. Informal, long haul, blue moon, month of Sundays. Slang, dog's or coon's age.
Verbs
1. endure, last, stand [up], remain, abide, bear up, hold good, hold on, linger, continue; wear well; tarry, drag on, hold, protract, prolong; tide over; drag, spin, eke, or draw out; temporize, gain or make time, talk against time; outlast, outlive, survive; land on one's feet, keep body and soul together, keep one's head above water; sit through; last or live out, live to fight again; live on borrowed time; take it.
2. perpetuate, immortalize, maintain (see perpetuity).
Adjectives — durable, lasting, hardy, heavy-duty; of long duration or standing, chronic, long-standing; intransient, intransitive; intransmutable, lifelong, livelong; everlasting, immortal; longeval, long-lived; diuturnal, evergreen, perennial; never-ending, unremitting; perpetual, interminable, eternal; unfailing; lingering, protracted, prolonged, spun-out, long-pending, long-winded; slow.
Adverbs
1. durably, long; for a long time, for an age, for ages, for ever so long, from way back; for many a long day; long ago; all day long, all year round, the live-long day, as the day is long; morning, noon, and night; day in and day out; hour after hour, day after day; for good, permanently.
2. always, ever, evermore, forever, for keeps, for good, till Hell freezes over, till the cows come home; for aye, world without end, perpetually.
Quotations — Endure, and preserve yourselves for better things (Virgil), Men must endure their going hence even as their coming hither (Shakespeare), His mercy endureth forever (Bible).
Antonyms, see transientness.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. durableness, lastingness, sturdiness, persistence; see endurance 2 , stability 1 , strength .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being free from defects or flaws: firmness, integrity, solidity, soundness, stability, strength, wholeness. See BETTER.

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