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Usage examples for durable

  1. 96. " The most innocent pleasures are the most rational, the most delightful and the most durable." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. It is impenetrable to rain and very durable. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. As a commercial tree it has few superiors; the wood is hard and durable and takes a high polish. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  4. Cloth bindings are hardly so durable as leather, and without proper care a library of modern books can be reduced to wreckage in a year. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  5. A vast empire rises on my view, greater than that of Caesars and conquerors- an empire durable and universal in the souls of men, that time itself cannot overthrow; and Death marches with me, side by side, and the skeleton hand waves me back to the nothingness of common men." – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. Papyrus was naturally the cheaper and the less durable. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  7. Sometimes, too, he would converse upon the more durable and the loftier mysteries of Nature with an eloquence and a research which invested them with all the colours rather of poetry than science. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  8. This country into which thou comest, I'll not conceal its tidings from you, in truth, long and durable is your life, and thou thyself shalt be ever young. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  9. Owing to the fixed position of the latter they are, too, quality for quality, less durable. – The Complete Home by Various
  10. They bitterly lamented the durable and irremediable odium that detestable measure cast upon the true religion, whilst our neighbours, exulting to see us thus weaken and destroy ourselves, profited by our madness, and built designs upon the hatred we should draw upon ourselves from all the Protestant powers. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 10 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  11. We advise Grade A, simply because this is more durable. – Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
  12. A cheaper but less durable overhead trellis is made by running No. 9 governor wires in only one direction and the secondary wires only at right angles to the governor wires, the secondary wires being fastened to the governor wires wherever they cross. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  13. He had not changed much since Tom's residence in the family; in fact, the flight of seventeen years had made but little difference in his durable complexion or the tough frame which had been early seasoned by wind and weather. – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett
  14. Goodyear forgot all about his disappointment in failing to sell his valve, and went home intent upon experiments to make gum- elastic durable. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  15. Could this influence be durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results; but, when composition begins, inspiration is already on the decline. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  16. It would seem unimportant either way; yet she assisted in the production of literature more durable than the Empire, and her name is known to posterity. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  17. And some of them were for solace and delight; and, I must add, some for durable habitation. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  18. Not all of them, of course, have contributed, or would have contributed, durable additions to the store of the literature of France. – Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France by Edmund Gosse
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