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lasting adj
1 continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value" [syn: permanent] [ant: impermanent]
2 existing for a long time; "hopes for a durable peace"; "a long-lasting friendship" [syn: durable, long-lasting, long-lived]
3 retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes" [syn: persistent] [ant: caducous]
4 lasting a long time without change; "a lasting relationship"
5 lasting for an indefinitely long period of time [syn: everlasting, eternal, eonian, aeonian]

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  1. Persisting for an extended period of time.
    After World War One it was hoped that a lasting peace had been achieved. It hadn't.


Persisting for an extended period of time

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