lasting implies a capacity to continue indefinitely.
a book that left a lasting impression on me
permanent adds usually the implication of being designed or planned to stand or continue indefinitely.
permanent living arrangements
durable implies power to resist destructive agencies.
stable implies lastingness because of resistance to being overturned or displaced.
a stable government
Examples of stable in a Sentence
She rode the horse back to the stable.
There have been three winners from his stable this season.
A new model will be added to the car company's stable of sedans. Verb
Where do you stable your horses? Adjective
They have a stable relationship.
Children need to be raised in a stable environment.
Make sure the platform is stable. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
His follower count has risen from twenty thousand to thirty thousand, and he’s gained a loyal stable of commentators.—Jacob Sweet, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2023 And Heaven Hill is no stranger to great whiskeys, which Elijah Craig, Larceny, and Old Fitzgerald in its stable of brands.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 20 Nov. 2023 Like several other recently concluded FX shows that are its top-tier companions — Better Things and Atlanta come instantly to mind — Reservation Dogs became a show that, week to week, could be absolutely anything and could make any character in its stable into its complicated protagonist.—Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2023 This was on full display at Hermès’s Friday night summer cocktail party, which was hosted during the Hampton Classic at the stables of Deslauriers Farm in Watermill, New York—the estate owned by husband-and-wife Grand Prix riders Mario and Lisa Deslauriers.—Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 3 Sep. 2023 Many OnlyFans creators don’t offer anything explicit, and the site has pushed to spotlight its stable of chefs, comedians and mountain bikers on a streaming channel, OFTV.—Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Originally constructed as commercial stables in 1880, it was turned into a garage and scrap metal business after World War II.—Bill Wyman Anu Kumar, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2023 The former stable could give visitors a visual lesson on what 18th-century stables looked like, display some of the findings from the archaeological dig, and offer a perspective on enslaved labor that varies from the brute field work often associated with slavery in the South.—Tiana Woodard, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2023 Since its inception in 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has provided more than 700 units of affordable and supportive housing in 11 states and provided homes to 77 previously homeless veterans along with a stable of support onsite.—Paul Grein, Billboard, 19 Oct. 2023
The area became popular with wealthy residents and their horse stables, a South County version of Rancho Santa Fe.—San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Oct. 2023 There was a rose garden and chandeliers, horse stables for equine therapy, yoga and an on-site chef who cooked only organic food — all for $40,000 a month.—Teo Armus, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 The teams spent half the year at Jones’ farm and stables in Florida.—Adam England, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Other notable features include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a mosque, and stables with enough room to accommodate up to 10 horses.—Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 25 July 2023 Enjoy snowy wonderland, reindeer stables, elves workshop, Mrs. Claus' old-fashioned kitchen and Santa himself.—Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 17 July 2023 The tree also stands outside what were once the High Street stables of Edward E. Bennett, a local hotel keeper who sheltered enslaved people seeking freedom along the Underground Railroad.—Tiana Woodard, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2023 The apartment had started life as horse stables in the 1870s, servicing a much larger bourgeois house adjacent to it.—Olivia Gregory, ELLE Decor, 24 May 2023 Joseph said Parents Pride and Chasing Artie had been stabled at Keeneland before shipping to Churchill Downs.—Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2023
Moody’s changes its outlook on the company’s credit to stable from positive, while S&PGR revises its outlook to negative from stable.—WSJ, 5 Dec. 2023 The Louisiana native was released from the hospital that same night in stable condition, but Philadelphia police had said the NBA star suffered a broken rib and injuries to his right side, including his hip and leg.—Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 Moody’s lowered its outlook to negative from stable while retaining a long-term rating of A1 on the nation’s sovereign bonds, according to a statement.—Bloomberg, Fortune, 5 Dec. 2023 The exact technical implementation can vary widely, but Mozilla is a stable example of combining a humanitarian mission with for-profit ventures.—Paresh Dave, WIRED, 5 Dec. 2023 Historically, it’s been difficult to imagine the rise of such a party in Ireland, with its stable, largely centrist government.—Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2023 The teenage girl, whose name was not released, remained hospitalized Monday in stable condition, according to police.—Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 4 Dec. 2023 The second guard, who is 23, was in stable condition after being stabbed in the face and forearm.—Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 4 Dec. 2023 The third victim, Tahseen Ahmad, a student at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is said to be in stable condition, according to a statement released by the president and vice president of Trinity College.—Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 29 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabulum, from stare to stand — more at stand
Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabilis, from stare to stand