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- n. The state of being perdurable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Durability; lastingness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being perdurable; prolonged durableness; everlastingness.
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- n. the property of being extremely durable
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For this reason, the authors warn that "innovative approaches for understanding the structure of Mexican Transnational Criminal Networks, their procedures, and more importantly, to what extent and perdurability they are reaching into the United States security agencies and institutions through corruption and co-optation, is essential in improving the U.S. capacity to face this serious challenge to its security agencies."
(Some of Rosen's own prose owes much of its own perdurability to its essayistic qualities, that is, to its partisanship and unfairness: one example might be Rosen's dislike of Mahler.)
It seems possible that one reason for the perdurability of these authors in treatments of this period is their use of the terms “Anglo-Saxon” and “race,” in the context of what the twentieth century has done to words like these.
But a closer look exposes an underlying conviction of perdurability.
His death is converted into perdurability of life, whereof it is said in the preface that, from whence that the death grew, from thence the life resourded, and the stench is turned into sweetness, Canticorum I.
And also she is said the filling of my God, for God hath filled and replenished her with the resplendour of truth, of sweet savour, and of the vigour of the Trinity, whereof S. Austin saith: She woke in the perdurability of God, she shone in the verity of God, and she enjoyed in the bounty of God.
Of the third, S. Bernard saith: Three things there be that make the death of saints precious, rest of travail, joy of novelty, surety of perdurability.
And the foundament of this temple was cast round by a sphere, that by this form the perdurability of their gods should be showed.
The anniversary is observed, that they come from the years of calamity and maleurty unto the years of perdurability.
Sire, it seemeth to us thy servants that like as thou hast vanquished the death and reignest world without end, that thou raise also the body of thy mother and set it on thy right side in perdurability.