Usage examples for durable

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 96. " The most innocent pleasures are the most rational, the most delightful and the most durable." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. 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
  6. Owing to the fixed position of the latter they are, too, quality for quality, less durable. – The Complete Home by Various
  7. 3. It is stronger and more durable than any other frame. – Woodward's Country Homes by George E. Woodward F. W. Woodward
  8. These wave- marks, though so slight that with the hand you may level fifty at a sweep, have yet sometimes proved durable enough to tell the student after many centuries where water once has been. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. It is impenetrable to rain and very durable. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. Papyrus was naturally the cheaper and the less durable. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. We advise Grade A, simply because this is more durable. – Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
  19. 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
  20. 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