- dur. dol.,
- dura mater,
- durable goods,
- durable press,
- dural sheath
Origin of durable
Examples from the Web for durable
But how much they have regained or how durable their hold is remains unclear.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The shirts are comfortable and elaborate and the suits feel relaxed yet durable.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the most durable lesson of the Civil War is that the states cannot remain united if a handful make a break for the exits.
We fear that durable love is impossible unless both we and our mate love the way we look.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem|James Poulos|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The materials are surprisingly soft and durable,” Lee wrote in an email.
This idea is translated into durable marble on his striking tombstone in Pre-Lachaise, done in high relief by the chisel of Merci.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
These are cheap and durable, and are placed on the tiled floors so common in the colder parts of China.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern|Rosa Belle Holt
Eel-skins make most durable harness ties, and, twisted or plaited together, form very serviceable whips.
Not more than ten settlers had been able to erect dwellings better than log-huts, which are neither warm nor durable.
Cypress wood is soft, light brown, durable, and easily worked.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Word Origin for durable
late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.