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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASTINGNESS

And they had never been able to relax in the reassuring sense of the lastingness of their love.

His work has one message and one only, the lastingness of beauty and its supreme truth.

And considering the lastingness of the Motions excited in the bottom of the Eye by Light, are they not of a vibrating nature?

Perhaps our feelings obey the laws of nature as to the lastingness of her creations; to a long life a long childhood.

The sense of lastingness was gone from her and every moment with Harney would now be ringed with doubt.

WORD ORIGIN

"following all others," from Old English latost (adj.) and lætest (adv.), superlative of læt (see late). Cognate with Old Frisian lest, Dutch laatst, Old High German laggost, German letzt. Meaning "most recent" is from c.1200. The noun, "last person or thing," is c.1200, from the adjective. Last hurrah is from the title of Edwin O'Connor's 1956 novel. Last word "final, definitive statement" is from 1650s. A dying person's last words so called by 1740. As an adjective, last-minute attested from 1913. Last-chance (adj.) is from 1962.

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