Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 141 (Absence of change)

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#141. [Absence of change.] Permanence. -- N. stability &c. 150; quiescence &c. 265; obstinacy &c. 606.

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

V. let alone, let be, let it be; persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest; stet [copy editing]; hold, hold on; last, endure, bide, abide, aby[obs], 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.

Adj. stable &c. 150; persisting &c. v.; permanent; established; unchanged &c. (change &c. 140); renewed; intact, inviolate; persistent; monotonous, uncheckered[obs]; unfailing.

undestroyed, unrepealed, unsuppressed[obs]; conservative, qualis ab incepto[Lat]; prescriptive &c. (old) 124; stationary &c. 265.

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

Phr. esto perpetua[Lat]; nolumus leges Angliae mutari[Lat][obs]; j'y suis et j'y ereste[Fr].