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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERMANENT

We have not seen any permanent water for the last eighty miles.

An unlawful expedient can not become a permanent condition of government.

But the present must not become the permanent condition of the Government.

A surplus in the Treasury created by loans is not a permanent or safe reliance.

Who, again, could undertake the permanent care of his mother?

We aim at the assurance of a rounded and permanent national life.

It is, indeed, one of the most permanent characteristics of Shakespeare.

No doubt the first permanent trails led to them from the hunting-grounds.

He leaves no permanent monument, no ruins of former greatness.

I hear you intend to make Radville your permanent residence, Mr. Duncan?

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.

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