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staying power

noun

Simple Definition of staying power

  • : the quality or ability that allows someone or something to continue to be effective, successful, popular, etc., for a long period of time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of staying power

  1. :  capacity for continuing (as in existence, influence, or popularity) without weakening

Examples of staying power in a sentence

  1. a long-distance runner with a lot of staying power

  2. a song with staying power

  3. Her staying power as a pop icon is remarkable.



1859

First Known Use of staying power

1859


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