What does the word permanence mean?

Usage examples for permanence

  1. Your very frame is of that substance for which permanence means death; and every one of all the emotions that you know is of its nature momentary, and must be so if it is to be alive." – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  2. At the same time he had undertaken a series of articles in the " Atlantic Monthly," entitled, " Evolution and Permanence of Type." – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  3. The only trace I ever noticed of any memory of my past life in heaven was that things sometimes seemed surprisingly familiar to me, and that I had the sense of a serene permanence, which possessed and encompassed me. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson