lastingly

lasting

[las-ting, lah-sting]
adjective
1.
continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable: a lasting friendship.
noun
2.
a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.
3.
Archaic. the quality of surviving or continuing and maintaining strength, effectiveness, etc.

Origin:
1125–75 for def 1; 1775–85 for def 2; Middle English (adj.). See last2, -ing2

lastingly, adverb
lastingness, noun
unlasting, adjective
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lasting (ˈlɑːstɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  permanent or enduring
 
n
2.  a strong durable closely woven fabric used for shoe uppers, etc
 
'lastingly
 
adv
 
'lastingness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

last
"following all the others," from O.E. latost (adj.) and lætest (adv.), superl. of læt (adj.) and late (adv.). Cognate with O.Fris. lest, Du. laatst, O.H.G. laggost, Ger. letzt). Adj. Last-ditch "on the last line of defense" is from 1715, attributed to William of Orange. Last hurrah is from
the title of Edwin O'Connor's 1956 novel. Last word "final, definitive statement" is from 1881. Related: Lasting; lastly.

last
"endure," from O.E. læstan "to continue, endure," earlier "accomplish, carry out," lit. "to follow a track," from P.Gmc. *laistijanan (cf. Goth. laistjan "to follow," O.Fris. lasta "to fulfill, to pay (duties)," Ger. leisten "to perform, achieve, afford"). Related to
last (n.), not to last (adj.).

last
"shoemaker's block," from O.E. læste, from last "track, footprint, trace," from P.Gmc. *laistaz (cf. O.N. leistr "the foot," O.H.G. leist "track, footprint," Goth. laistjan "to follow," O.E. læran "to teach").
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