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- n. The property of lasting; duration, permanence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of lasting; durability; permanence; long continuance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
Further to the notion of giving account of ourselves, of indexing as David Altjmed's recent show undertakes, Carreiro examines the idea of impermanence, the delicacy and to use a Lisa Robertson term "lastingness" of text, and literally of letters themselves.
Real love, he asks; not the degraded things to which men give that great name, as to every passing gust of feeling, to every unworthy untamed emotion: but the divine quality, when to the "lastingness," which he requires, is also joined that which is the inner essence of Love, viz., sacrifice.
The artist must avoid rigidity, must stay fresh and open to possibility, if he or she is to achieve "lastingness."
He writes in his introduction: What interests me is lastingness: how it may be attained.
For five cents I could buy five "cannon-balls" -- big lumps of the most delicious lastingness.
Perhaps our feelings obey the laws of nature as to the lastingness of her creations; to a long life a long childhood.
Item: To lovers I devise their imaginary world, with whatever they may need, as the stars of the sky, the red, red roses by the wall, the snow of the hawthorn, the sweet strains of music, or aught else they may desire to figure to each other the lastingness and beauty of their love.
When the work was finally to be taken up, it was to be upon a solid foundation which should last with the lastingness of education.
The distinctness with which we can picture the successive scenes of his not extraordinary journey and the lastingness of the impressions left on us are the best testimony to his quality as a master of English prose.
The sense of lastingness was gone from her and every moment with Harney would now be ringed with doubt.