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  • n. durability

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Power of lasting, enduring, or resisting; durability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being lasting or enduring; durability: as, the durableness of honest fame.


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  • But women made the bricks, and the durableness of civilization depended upon their quality.

    A Profile in Courage

  • Then learn from them the value of stability, fixedness; the worth of accuracy in all studies and in all callings; the power of durability, especially as it refers to the durableness of right against wrong; the perfections of forms and symbols; the truths of reasoning; the necessity of discipline.

    Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! : Helps for Girls, in School and Out

  • Christianity had taken of the religious emotion in western Europe, and of the durableness of those conditions in human character, to which some belief in a deity with a greater or fewer number of good attributes brings solace and nourishment.

    Rousseau (Volume 1 and 2)

  • Lastly, sorrow for sin exceeds sorrow for suffering, in the continuance and durableness thereof: the other like a land-flood, quickly come, quickly gone; this is a continual dropping or running river, keeping a constant stream.

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • It was _nexum_, and the parties to the contract were said to be _nexi_, expressions which must be carefully attended to on account of the singular durableness of the metaphor on which they are founded.

    Ancient Law Its Connection to the History of Early Society

  • There have been no teeth taken out, however, nor will be, I believe, but he finds hers in a very bad state, and seems to think particularly ill of their durableness.

    Jane Austen's Letters To Her Sister Cassandra and Others

  • The reason of these differences, is; because this is the best season for the growth of the tree which you do not fell, the other for the durableness of the timber which you do: Now that which is to be burnt is not so material for lasting, as the growth of the tree is considerable for the timber: But of these particulars more at large in cap.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • And I say again, if one sin, the least sin deserveth all these things, what thinkest thou do all thy sins deserve? how many judgments! how many plagues! how many lashes with God's iron whip dost thou deserve? besides there is hell itself, the place itself, the fire itself, the nature of the torments, and the durableness of them, who can understand?

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Yea, that whatever we shall there embrace, or what embraces we shall be embraced with, shall be eternal; but I put a difference betwixt that which is eternal, as to the nature, and that which is so as to the durableness thereof.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • But add unto this in the third place that these things have not only a fulness, but, withal a durableness, not only plenty, but besides, eternity and perpetuity, to correspond to the immortality of the soul.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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