verb[no object] • formal , chiefly US
- Remain in existence throughout a substantial period of time; endure: bell music has perdured in Venice throughout five centuriesMore example sentences
- Even worse is the widespread impression that Science produces as an output a generic ‘thing’ which perdures through time, be it called ‘knowledge’ or ‘information’ or epistemic virtue.
- The older nexus between self-improvement and traditional morality perdures as an undiminished factor in their worldview.
- This belief has perdured without question in the Catholic Church to this day, and is repeated almost verbatim in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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- Developmentally early induction often yields no clones at all, suggesting that the small clones depend on perdurance of wild-type gene product from the heterozygous clone precursor cell.
- However, it is equally possible that differences in allelic strength or perdurance of maternal contributions obscures the full range of phenotypes on the several components.
- It could be argued, however, that the lack of embryonic or larval phenotypes could be due to a long-lasting perdurance of maternal deposits during oogenesis.
late 15th century: from Old French perdurer, from Latin perdurare 'endure', from per- 'through' + durare 'to last'.
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