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[las-ting, lah-sting] /ˈlæs tɪŋ, ˈlɑ stɪŋ/
continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable:
a lasting friendship.
a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.
Archaic. the quality of surviving or continuing and maintaining strength, effectiveness, etc.
Origin of lasting
1125-75 for def 1; 1775-85 for def 2; Middle English (adj.). See last2, -ing2
Related forms
lastingly, adverb
lastingness, noun
unlasting, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It shall be my resolve, lastingly, I hope, to endure until it pleases the implacable Parca: to break the thread.

    Beethoven: the Man and the Artist Ludwig van Beethoven
  • And what more could he desire than to benefit a child like that materially and lastingly?

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • This, then, is the reason that the chalk talk method of teaching is so lastingly impressive.

  • Well she knew that he loved her deeply, honestly, lastingly.

    The Grey Cloak Harold MacGrath
  • But no moral is pointed so aptly as through a tale and no teaching impressed so lastingly as through a story.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
  • The lack of them injured Frank more deeply and lastingly than simply by wounding his heart.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • She retained a sense of personalities; she was lastingly sensible of temperaments; but names were nothing to her.

    Between The Dark And The Daylight William Dean Howells
  • With Socrates philosophy was a quest of the permanently good, of the lastingly satisfying attitude to life.

  • I knew its young life would be deeply and lastingly affected by my mental and physical condition.

  • But they are just about as lastingly useful as trying to mend a badly broken china cup at home with cheap cement.

    Women's Wild Oats C. Gasquoine Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for lastingly


permanent or enduring
a strong durable closely woven fabric used for shoe uppers, etc
Derived Forms
lastingly, adverb
lastingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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