(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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.
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.
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.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. durableness, lastingness, sturdiness, persistence; see endurance 2 , stability 1 , strength .
(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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