01. She is working in an office downtown on a two-month contract, but is hoping to find a [permanent] job pretty soon.
02. They came to Lansing on a visit in 1995, and then moved here [permanently] about a year later.
03. A wise man once observed that success isn't necessarily [permanent] - but neither is failure.
04. She dyed her hair green, but it isn't a [permanent] dye, so it will wash out within a couple of weeks.
05. There is a meeting today in Paris of the five [permanent] members of the United Nations Security Council.
06. For many people today, marriage no longer seems to be a [permanent] relationship between a man and a woman.
07. The young man's hearing was [permanently] damaged by repeatedly listening to his MP3 player with the volume at maximum.
08. Gandhi said that he was against violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, whereas the evil it does is [permanent].
09. Talkshow host Phil Donahue once remarked that suicide is a [permanent] solution to a temporary problem.
10. Humankind began establishing the first [permanent] settlements when they learned how to grow food, about 10,000 years ago.
11. Studies show that damage to one's body due to smoking is not [permanent] if the smoker stops soon enough.
12. The country of Libya has no [permanent] rivers, and no freshwater lakes.
13. Most of Trinidad's East Indian population view marriage as a [permanent] commitment, and disapprove of divorce or the remarriage of widows.
14. Eighty-five percent of the land of Greenland lies beneath a [permanent] ice cap.
15. Lac Chad is the Republic of Chad's only [permanent] source of fresh water.
16. An Afghan proverb notes that as the sun's shadow shifts, so there is no [permanence] on Earth.
17. In May of 1386, England and Portugal signed a treaty promising [permanent] alliance and friendship.
18. The first [permanent] British settlement in the New World was established in Virginia in 1607.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • permanent — permanent, ente (pèr ma nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui dure sans changer. •   Vois tu, passant, couler cette onde, Et s écouler incontinent ? Ainsi fait la gloire du monde, Et rien que Dieu n est permanent, MALH. VI, 23. •   L homme n a point ici de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Permanent — Per ma*nent, a. [L. permanens, entis, p. pr. of permanere to stay or remain to the end, to last; per + manere to remain: cf. F. permanent. See {Per }, and {Mansion}.] Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permanent — Adj ständig, anhaltend erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. permanent, dieses aus l. permanēns, dem PPräs. von l. permanēre ausharren, verbleiben , zu l. manēre bleiben und gr. per .    Ebenso nndl. permanent, ne. permanent, nschw.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • permanent — early 15c., from M.Fr. permanent (14c.), from L. permanentem (nom. permanens) remaining, prp. of permanere endure, continue, stay to the end, from per through + manere stay (see MANSION (Cf. mansion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • permanent — Adj. (Mittelstufe) ununterbrochen, die ganze Zeit dauernd Synonyme: fortwährend, pausenlos, ständig, unablässig, unentwegt, kontinuierlich (geh.) Beispiele: Sie haben permanente finanzielle Probleme. Er kommt permanent zu spät zur Schule …   Extremes Deutsch

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