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perdurable

[per-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r-] /pərˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər-/
adjective
1.
very durable; permanent; imperishable.
2.
Theology. eternal; everlasting.
Origin of perdurable
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Late Latin perdūrābilis. See per-, dure2, -able
Related forms
perdurability, perdurableness, noun
perdurably, adverb
unperdurable, adjective
unperdurably, adverb
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  • The old world held the secret; and he would accept this solitary and perdurable column as the symbol of that secret.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Hir cloes weren maked of ryt delye redes and subtil crafte of perdurable matere.

  • The primal object of religion is to disclose to us this perdurable basis of life, and foster our growth into communion with it.

  • The palm as an evergreen tree and the amaranth a perdurable flower are emblems of immortality.

    Consolations in Travel Humphrey Davy
  • This is the meaning in the reference to the eternal throne (“perdurable chayer”) of God.

    Astronomical Lore in Chaucer Florence M. Grimm
  • The economics of the future will be based upon these elemental and perdurable truths.

    Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby
  • We should have fastened the branches of life together in long elastic wires of the thin-drawn gold of perdurable sentiment.

    Hypolympia Edmund Gosse
  • She felt at once the fugitive character of its apparent existence, the perdurable Reality within which it was held.

    Practical Mysticism Evelyn Underhill
British Dictionary definitions for perdurable

perdurable

/pəˈdjʊərəbəl/
adjective
1.
(rare) extremely durable
Derived Forms
perdurability, noun
perdurably, adverb
Word Origin
C13: from Late Latin perdūrābilis, from Latin per- (intensive) + dūrābilis long-lasting, from dūrus hard
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Word Origin and History for perdurable
adj.

mid-13c. (implied in perdurably), from Old French pardurable "eternal, everlasting, perpetual" (12c.), from Late Latin perdurabilis, from perdurare, from per-, intensive prefix, + durare "to endure" (see endure).

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