American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being permanent; permanency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or property of being permanent or enduring; durability; fixedness; continuance in the same state, condition, place, or office; the state of being lasting, fixed, unchanging or unchangeable in character, condition, position, office, or the like; freedom from liability to change; as, the permanence of a government or state; the permanence of liberal institutions.
- n. Synonyms See lasting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being permanent; continuance in the same state or place; duration; fixedness.
- n. the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
- From Medieval Latin permanentia, from Latin permaneo ("I remain; last"). (Wiktionary)
“Object permanence is the concept that when we do not perceive an object, it continues to exist.”
“I don't really believe that the word permanence exists in Juria's vocabulary :P.”
“Considering that Damascus saw twenty-one changes of government in the twenty-four years preceding his coup, Assad's permanence is impressive.”
“That elements of permanence is what the transient democratic politician needs, and that the bureaucrat can give him.”
“When five winters had passed over Susan's head, there came a time of great domestic commotion, and, in her small way, the child seized the idea that permanence is not the rule of life.”
“Romance is a luxury of the living and you were several staircases down on your way to death, and we who have made a start behind you, gathering and spending, turning the rare pages with delight, shelving and reshelving the accumulated wisdom of the world, adherents to the faith in permanence, sniff the Alexandrian smoke and turn over in our first-class berths and steerage bunds or play another hand of poker as the lights flicker and at last go out.”
“I’m not sure I would group monuments with speeches or pamphlets, as the issue of permanence is a major distinction.”
“Roger’s blithe torrent grew murkier to Danielle with each sip of claret, and she pasted her smile — quite genuine; she was enjoying herself, and lord knew it wasn’t effortful — in permanence upon her face.”
“Ode on a Grecian Urn" fit the scheme perfectly, with the initial perfection of the permanence depicted in the world of Tempe or the dales of Arcady above the line and the speaker's real world of process, change, passion, and death below (complicated, as the poem develops, by the speaker's gradual realization, especially evident in the negatives at the end of stanza 4, that the ideal permanence is itself”
“However, Boboul wonders about the long-term permanence of the makeover:”
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it's on the tip of my tongue; confusion; poetry
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