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They in turn produced a call for stronger and more durable rails to bear the additional weight. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Would that durable solution follow a peace agreement or would it form part of the political resolution of the conflict? Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)There is no more pressing and no more important economic question than finding a durable solution to the euro crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The phrase "durable solution " can have an ironic, equivocal meaning. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)Made of lightweight, durable fabric it has a zip end pocket. The Sun (2011)What they got was a road eight metres wide with a cheaper, less durable surface. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He is durable, tough and people expected him to cause me a lot of problems. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Economic recovery has begun, albeit inevitably shrouded with uncertainty about quite how strong and durable it is going to be. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is viewed as tantamount to a durable solution - settlement in the country of first asylum in practice without necessarily providing the protection of citizenship. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)It's built to a tough and durable standard and comes with an easy-to-use digital pump. The Sun (2009)A bin liner would be a much cheaper, though somewhat less durable, option. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: durable ADJECTIVE
Something that is durable is strong and lasts a long time without breaking or becoming weaker.
Bone china is strong and durable.
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