Permanence (Substantives), persistence, endurance, status quo; maintenance, preservation, conservation, rest, sleep, stability, establishment, conservatism, truce, suspension, settledness 265, perdurability.

    (Phrases). The law of the Medes and Persians; laudator temporis acti.

    (Verbs). To remain, stay, stop, tarry, hold, last, endure, continue, bide, abide, aby, maintain, keep, hold on, stand, subsist, live, stand still, outlive, survive.

    To let alone, let be.

    (Phrases). To keep one's footing; to take root; to stand fast.

    (Adjectives). Persisting, etc., unchanged, unmodified, unrenewed, unaltered, fixed, settled, unvaried, intact, persistent, stagnant, rooted, monotonous, unreversed, conservative, unprogressive, undestroyed, unrepealed, unsuppressed, unfailing, stationary 265, stereotyped, perdurable.

    (Adverbs). In statu quo, for good, finally, at a stand, at a standstill, uti possidetis.

    (Phrases). J'y suis, j'y reste; plus cela change, plus cela est la même chose; esto perpetua.

  1. Continuance in action (Substantives), continuation, perseverance, repetition 104, persistence, run.
  2. (Verbs). To continue, persist, go on, keep on, abide, keep, pursue, hold on, run on, follow on, carry on, keep up, uphold, hold up, persevere, keep it up, peg away, maintain, maintain one's ground, harp upon, repeat 104, take root.

    (Phrases). To let be; to keep going; keep the ball rolling; let sleeping dogs lie; stare super antiquas vias; quieta non movere; nolumus mutari leges Angliœ.

    (Adjectives). Continual, continuous, continuing, etc., uninterrupted, inconvertible, unintermitting, unreversed, unstopped, unrevoked, unvaried, unshifting.

  3. Gradual change to something different.
  4. Conversion (Substantives), reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; chemistry, alchemy; growth, lapse, progress, becoming.

    Passage, transit, chemistry, transition, transmigration, flux, shifting, sliding, running into, etc.; phase, conjugations; convertibility.

    Laboratory, alembic, etc. 691.

    (Verbs). To be converted into; to become, to wax, come to, turn to, assume the form of, pass into, slide into, glide into lapse, shift, run into, fall into, merge into, melt, grow, grow into, open into, resolve itself into, settle into, mature, mellow; assume the form, shape, state, nature, character, etc., of; illapse.

    To convert into, make, render, form, mould, reduce, resolve into; transume 140, fashion, model, remodel, reorganise, shape, modify; assimilate to; reduce to, bring to; refound, re-form, reshape.

    (Adjectives). Converted into, become, etc., convertible.

    (Adverbs). Gradually, gradatim, by degrees, step by step, by inches, inch by inch, by little and little, by slow degrees, consecutively, seriatim, in transitu.

  5. Reversion (Substantives), return, reconversion, relapse, reaction, recoil, rebound, ricochet, revulsion, alternation 138, inversion.
  6. Reinstatement, re-establishment, etc. 660.

    (Phrases). The turning-point; the turn of the tide; status quo ante bellum; undoing the work of Penelope.

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