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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

141. [Absence of Change.] Permanence.

   NOUN:PERMANENCE, permanency, fixity, persistence, endurance; durableness, durability, lastingness; standing, status quo [L.]; maintenance, preservation, conservation; conservatism; laisser faire [F.], laisser aller [F.]; law of the Medes and Persians; standing dish.
  stability [See Stability]; quiescence [See Quiescence]; obstinacy [See Obstinacy].
   VERB:LET ALONE, let be; persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest; hold, hold on; last, endure, bide, abide, aby or abye [archaic], dwell, maintain, keep; stand, – still, – fast, – pat [colloq.]; subsist, live, outlive, survive; hold -, keep- one’s -ground, – footing; hold good.
   ADJECTIVE:PERMANENT; stable [See Stability]; persisting &c. v.; established; fixed, irremovable, durable; pucka or pakka [Hind.]; unchanged &c. (change [See Change]); renewed; intact, inviolate; persistent; monotonous, uncheckered; unfailing, unfading.
  UNDESTROYED, unrepealed, unsuppressed; conservative, qualis ab incepto [L.]; prescriptive (old) [See Oldness]; stationary [See Quiescence].
   ADVERB:FINALLY; in statu quo [L.]; for good, at a stand, at a standstill, uti possidetis [L.]; without a shadow of turning; as you were!
  1. Esto perpetua.
  2. Notumus leges Angliæ mutari.
  3. J’y suis et j’y reste.