Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for staying power on Thesaurus.com ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina. Origin of staying power
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Examples from the Web for staying power Historical Examples of staying power
If he had known all about her he might have formed a larger estimate of her staying-power.
Quartz-mining and milling require capital, and staying-power, and patience.
British Dictionary definitions for staying power
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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