Definition of longevity:
perpetuity, stability, consistency, survival, eternity, continuance, higher rank, length of service, continuation, higher status, seniority, advantage, durability, senior status, continuity, permanence, preservation, tenure, constancy, persistence, endurance.
- "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
When one reflects on the state of this strange being, it is a matter of wonder to find that Providence should bestow such a profusion of days, such a seeming waste of longevity, on a reptile that appears to relish it so little as to squander more than two- thirds of its existence in a joyless stupor, and be lost to all sensation for months together in the profoundest of slumbers.- "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.
- "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.