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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE PERMANENT

Aft, preparations were making of a more permanent nature, it is true.

But I think that love will be truer and more permanent in which self-sacrifice has been exacted.

As for more permanent plans to take us through the winter, listen to all this.

The results of its more permanent work were not generally good.

You may have your drivers load up and move to a more permanent location.

But he had a quick eye for its other and more permanent advantages.

What are the more permanent factors in the cost of food material?

The speculative interest is more permanent than the empirical.

It means not only more business, but better and more permanent traffic.

That this cause is of a more permanent nature we have no evidence.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French permanent (14c.) or directly from Latin permanentem (nominative permanens) "remaining," present participle of permanere "endure, hold out, continue, stay to the end," from per- "through" (see per) + manere "stay" (see mansion). As a noun meaning "permanent wave," by 1909. Of clothing, permanent press attested from 1964.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.