I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VII. CHANGE

1. SIMPLE CHANGE
[Absence of change.] Permanence.

[Antonyms: change.]

[Nouns] stability [more]; quiescence [more]; obstinacy [more].

permanence, persistence, endurance; durability; standing, status quo; maintenance, preservation, conservation; conservation; law of the Medes and Persians; standing dish.

[Verbs] let alone, let be, let it be; persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest; stet [copy editing]; hold, hold on; last, endure, bide, abide, aby, dwell, maintain, keep; stand, stand still, stand fast; subsist, live, outlive, survive; hold one's ground, keep one's ground, hold one's footing, keep one's footing; hold good.

[Adjectives] stable [more]; persisting; permanent; established; unchanged (change [more]); renewed; intact, inviolate; persistent; monotonous, uncheckered; unfailing.

undestroyed, unrepealed, unsuppressed; conservative, qualis ab incepto; prescriptive (old) [more]; stationary [more].

[Adverbs] in statu quo; for good, finally; at a stand, at a standstill; uti possidetis; without a shadow of turning.

[Phrases] esto perpetua ["Let (it) be perpetual" (Latin)]; nolumus leges Angliae mutari ["We do not wish the laws of England to be changed" (Latin)]; j'y suis et j'y reste ["I am here and here I remain" (French)].

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