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Perdurance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Perdurance Long continuance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perdurance Same as perduration.
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Usage

In literature:

Equality fled and was no more; and love, almighty, perdurable love, came to supply its place.
"Thoughts on Man" by William Godwin
And this seems to be the nobler and the more perdurable relation.
"The Colour of Life" by Alice Meynell
And this seems to be the nobler and the more perdurable relation.
"Essays" by Alice Meynell
Mine were not made of such perdurable stuff.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
Mine were not made of such perdurable stuff.
"Andersonville, Volume 4" by John McElroy
His own love was perdurable; how could it other than intensify when its object was so unhappy?
"The Nether World" by George Gissing
The primal object of religion is to disclose to us this perdurable basis of life, and foster our growth into communion with it.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
The palm as an evergreen tree and the amaranth a perdurable flower are emblems of immortality.
"Consolations in Travel or, the Last Days of a Philosopher" by Humphrey Davy
Some of these safeguards have perduring validity.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
The economics of the future will be based upon these elemental and perdurable truths.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
There was something perdurable in them as well as in her gaunt, sinewy frame.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
And this "unwritten law" perdures in the minds of many of the people today.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
They were not fossils, but perdurable images of stone.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
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In science:

On this conception, the perdurantist seeks a theory of perdurance and related concepts, that can appeal to scientific technicalities, that can revise rather than describe our concepts—and that does not have to define persistence in terms that do not presuppose it.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
He agreed that this reply had not given a reason for thinking that enduring ob jects were different in their fundamental nature from perduring ob jects, so that one or both of the disc worlds had to be alien; (in response to Haslanger (1994); cf. also Robinson 1989, p. 403-404).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Since such regions, taken to be spatiotemporal ob jects, would surely persist by perduring, not enduring, this version’s denial that regions are spatiotemporal ob jects enables it to hold, not only that ordinary material ob jects endure, but also that no spatiotemporal ob ject perdures.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
More importantly for us: the RDA would have much less bite, at least for a “naturalistic” perdurantist, who is willing to let her account of perdurance depend on the actual laws.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Perry, 1983, Semiclassical perdurance of de Sitter space, Nucl.
Adventures in de Sitter space
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