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People have become accustomed to a stable economic situation.
The marine environment is relatively stable.
Children benefit from stable relationships within the family unit.
Tonight the baby is in a critical but stable condition in the hospital.
The suspension keeps the car stable when making a turn.
The tent is extremely stable even in very high winds.
I have got two very stable teenaged children.
Solvents should be chosen that are chemically stable.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a small round cake with dried fruit in it and sugar on the top
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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American definition of stable from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.