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Definition of Duration


  1. The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.

Duration Quotations

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
Corrie Ten Boom

The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.
Peter Marshall

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
DeWitt Clinton
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Duration Translations

duration in German is Dauer
duration in Italian is durata
duration in Latin is tentatio-onis
duration in Norwegian is varighet
duration in Swedish is varaktighet
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