lastingness


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last·ing

 (lăs′tĭng)
adj.
Continuing or remaining for a long time; enduring: a lasting peace.

last′ing·ly adv.
last′ing·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lastingness - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"
tensile strength - the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart
indestructibility - the strength to resist destruction
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
persistence, continuity - the property of a continuous and connected period of time
changelessness - the property of remaining unchanged
everlastingness - the property of lasting forever
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For five cents I could buy five "cannon-balls"--big lumps of the most delicious lastingness.
He had not been inside the Museum, actually, since he and Hilda used to meet there; sometimes to set out for gay adventures at Twickenham or Richmond, sometimes to linger about the place for a while and to ponder by Lord Elgin's marbles upon the lastingness of some things, or, in the mummy room, upon the awful brevity of others.
For albeit those Monuments of your Loves were erected up to the Cloudes, and were built never so strongly, yet now their lastingness should live but in the tongues and memories of men: But that the hand of Arte gives them here a second and more perfect being'.
Art is a demanding to man's evanescence and alters the significance of the world, being the eventual if problematic embodiment of man's disposition to lastingness (Zinchenko, 2015), of endeavors transcending human condition.
The lastingness of these glossy, bright, and shiny color photographs suggested the products depicted would be as immortal as the picture.
Numerous targets are exhibited to bullying conducts that may suggest both worries regarding the lastingness of their hiring and worries regarding relevant features of the position.
As I wrote in an earlier column (Time, lastingness, and gratitude, 1/3/16), that visit was marred by the emergency hospital confinement of Karina on two separate occasions.
In the list-plus-algorithm pairing, the list often seems the more durable and decipherable of the two, but listing, lastingness, and legibility frequently do not align.
The second section draws on the interpretation of Gen 3:20 and Matt 19:3-12, wherein the author discerns the presence of the imago Dei, in a Trinitarian sense, in the creation of human as male and female, the capacity of both to love, to be loved and to form a loving union, the nuptial bond--a reinterpretation, in a new anthropological light, of classical perceptions of conjugality as a union whose intimacy, strength and lastingness mirrors the union of soul and body.
These challenges can be summarized in three fundamental ones: the meaning of sexual difference, the lastingness of the promise of love, and the generativeness and the fecundity of conjugal love.