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the state of happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future
a situation in which something happens or exists for a long time without stopping or changing
the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions
a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes
a situation in which something continues without stopping
the process of trying to make a situation or state continue without changing
formal the fact of having a long life or existence
the ability to remain the same in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
the whole of time, with no beginning and no end
formal the quality of staying the same
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
to carry the golf clubs for a golf player
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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