A world in which more of these children can go to loving, stable forever homes faster is a better world.
He was the great influence on all the younger painters [in my stable].
In the end, you've got a study of unusually compliant and stable people (who may be different in all sorts of ways) and oops!
His life is well-planned and hard-won; he has a stable, do-gooding career.
A euro exit may be the only stable, workable option in the long run.
Above this temperature the anhydrous salt is the stable solid phase.
If it is difficult to do so, classes become fixed and stable.
Fasten the boards together with battens placed upon the inside, and hinge it to the bottom of the stable.
It is an Augean stable we have to clean, but Hercules was one, and we are many.
Shut them in a warm place, the spare stall of a stable, boarded up at the end.
"building where horses or cows are kept," early 13c., "building for domestic animals," from Old French estable "a stable, stall" (also applied to cowsheds and pigsties), from Latin stabulum "a stall, fold, aviary, etc." literally "a standing place," from stem of stare "to stand" (see stet).
Meaning "collection of horses belonging to one stable is attested from 1570s; transferred sense of "group of fighters under same management" is from 1897; that of "group of prostitutes working for the same employer" is from 1937.
For what the grete Stiede
Is stole, thanne he taketh hiede,
And makth the stable dore fast.
[John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1390]
"steadfast, firm," mid-13c., from Old French estable, from Latin stabilis "firm, steadfast," literally "able to stand," from stem of stare "to stand" (see stet). Physical sense of "secure against falling" is recorded from late 14c. Of nuclear isotopes, from 1904.
"to put (a horse) in a stable," early 14c., from stable (n.). Related: Stabled; stabling.
stable sta·ble (stā'bəl)
adj. sta·bler, sta·blest
Resistant to change of position or condition.
Not subject to mental illness or irrationality.
Having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long-lived. Used of atomic particles.
Not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically.
The group of people performing similar work, managed by one person: She's part of his stable of writers (1937+)