Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To last permanently; endure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to endure; especially for a great length of time
  • v. to exist in such a way as to possess distinct temporal parts (in perdurantism)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To last or endure for a long time; to be perdurable or lasting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To last for all time or for a very long time; endure or continue long, or forever.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English perduren, from Old French pardurer, from Latin perdūrāre; see perdurable.

Examples

  • These sorts of attacks and problems will perdure as long as the relation between Rome and the Society is nebulous.

    The Journeys of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer

  • G.R. Mead: But the hard irreducible fact remains that one and only one combination of our prodigiously inventive sexual imagining is actually and naturally fruitful — as in, forms a self-replicating society that will perdure to need the law you craft forit.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » There’s Always Next Year

  • But the hard irreducible fact remains that one and only one combination of our prodigiously inventive sexual imagining is actually and naturally fruitful — as in, forms a self-replicating society that will perdure to need the law you craft for it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » There’s Always Next Year

  • The upshot is that the stronger and more pervasive the NGO gets, the fewer families will form, grow, and perdure in a healthy manner.

    The New Girl Order

  • El GNU/Linux i els projectes de codi obert tracten del codi interior que està en les arrels de tot allò bo que tenim i que es rebel·la contra el pitjor que hi ha en nosaltres mateixos i que existirà mentre la humanitat perdure.

    Catalonians of the World, Unite!

  • Not only will one, catholic, and apostolic Church perdure to the end of history; that Church is and always will be holy, as the Bride of Christ whom he has made holy.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The kind of identity that the Ricoeurian self has is not like the nonpersonal entities that perdure simply as in some significant sense

    Paul Ricoeur

  • In this sense, we can ask whether continuants endure or perdure.

    Temporal Parts

  • Sacrament of the Household Altar, the first and primal one of all, the one that shall perdure, please God! throughout all ages of ages.

    Back Home

  • That this magnificent Power might still perdure --

    Hawthorn and Lavender with Other Verses

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  • You are kind, ruzuzu.

    February 13, 2017

  • Fabulous, qms.

    February 13, 2017

  • The insight of Barnum was pure -

    There's one born per minute for sure.

    That worm has not turned

    And nothing is learned

    So bunkum and folly perdure.

    February 12, 2017

  • (v) to last permanently, to endure

    January 28, 2009