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[las-ting, lah-sting]
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  1. continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable: a lasting friendship.
  1. a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.
  2. 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 formslast·ing·ly, adverblast·ing·ness, nounun·last·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lastingly

Historical Examples

  • And what more could he desire than to benefit a child like that materially and lastingly?

    The Cottage of Delight

    Will N. Harben

  • Nothing can conquer France and nothing can lastingly hurt Paris.

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • In misfortune, friendships are the most quickly and the most lastingly formed.

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

    The Grey Cloak</p>

    Harold MacGrath

  • She sought a firmer foothold for her new life, a source which should lastingly and invariably satisfy her inmost being.

British Dictionary definitions for lastingly


  1. permanent or enduring
  1. a strong durable closely woven fabric used for shoe uppers, etc
Derived Formslastingly, adverblastingness, noun
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