Duration
Duration Du*ra"tion, n. [OF. duration. See {Dure}.] The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists. [1913 Webster]

It was proposed that the duration of Parliament should be limited. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Soon shall have passed our own human duration. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]


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