[ UK /lˈɑːstɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫæstɪŋ/ ]
  1. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    permanent secretary to the president
    literature of permanent value
    permanent address
  2. retained; not shed
    the persistent gills of fishes
    persistent leaves remain attached past maturity
  3. existing for a long time
    a long-lasting friendship
    hopes for a durable peace
  4. lasting a long time without change
    a lasting relationship
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How To Use lasting In A Sentence

  • A specially designed speculum is used to help direct the injection into the G-spot, with effects lasting around four months. G Marks The Spot
  • ‘I was worried about my car lasting to the end considering that all the motors come from the same place,’ he said.
  • Born in an American Stalinist medical facility**** to foreign parents, he spent his early years nomadically, drifting from country to country***** as his feckless father moved the family in search of lasting employment******. Support Al Kemal for Mayor of London: the People’s Choice! « raincoaster
  • He spoke of the difference between the journey and the destination and how lasting success was found at the latter. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fix will be quick but the damage will be long-lasting. Times, Sunday Times
  • This nascent bleach can also react with primary or secondary amines to form longer lasting, antimicrobial chloramines.
  • Nonetheless, this era had the same conflicts (over cultural diversity and nativism, for example) as later periods, and established lasting policies toward immigrants and aliens.
  • Even the chief civil authority of the town was deterred from sallying forth by a remembrance of a predecessor in the provostship who had been buried in a stable mixen all but his head, to the detriment of his clothes and the still greater and more lasting hurt to his dignity. Patsy
  • Angry Reader has a point about "spill," and while I can see Joel's point about it being what people call it, I respectfully suggest that it's that logic which got us to the point where we called chaining people to walls, beating them, freezing them, blasting music and noise at them at decibel levels high enough to inflict pain, electrifying their genitals, humiliating them and then drowning them repeatedly "enhanced interrogation techniques. Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post
  • However, physical appearance and intellect are insufficient foundation for effective long-lasting relationships.
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