staying power


Definition of staying power

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

Examples of staying power in a Sentence

a long-distance runner with a lot of staying power a song with staying power Her staying power as a pop icon is remarkable.
Recent Examples on the Web Most concealers can get the job done, but the real test is in the product’s staying power. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 May 2022 The market has had staying power, operating for more than three decades. Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2022 The Fed has consistently underestimated inflation’s staying power, forcing policymakers to repeatedly ramp up their rate hike plans. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 The result is luminous and cherubic, and the shimmer is subtle and pretty, with decent staying power underneath masks (and, once again, doesn't draw any extra attention to texture issues). Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 20 Apr. 2022 Our testers swiped on over 20 concealers (using their application method of choice) in search of the ones with the best concealing abilities and strongest staying power. Janine Henni,, 15 Apr. 2022 My favorite part is the staying power—my look stays in place all day and still looks fresh into the night. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 Ultimately, however, the prospect of many more months of war – in a country severed by Putin’s brutal invasion – will test the courage, unity and staying power of Ukrainians themselves. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Luxurious base accords of cedar and Indonesian patchouli add staying power and a robust sillage. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of staying power

1859, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Staying power.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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