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staying power

ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina.
Origin of staying power
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Every bit of its circulation has the element of quality and staying power.

    The Clock that Had no Hands Herbert Kaufman
  • Control combines with staying power to defeat the enemy's will.

    Shock and Awe Harlan K. Ullman
  • From my knowledge of her, I'm quite sure she hasn't the staying power of Vera.'

    Vera Elisabeth von Arnim
  • "I should say that he has plenty of staying power," he observed.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • The generation that delighted in Fielding and Richardson had some staying power.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
British Dictionary definitions for staying power

staying power

endurance; stamina
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with staying power

staying power

The ability to endure or last, as in I'm not sure that this young novelist will have staying power, or Our candidate definitely has staying power. This expression comes from racing, where it means “the strength to maintain speed through a race.” [ Second half of 1800s ]
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