What does the word lasting mean?

Usage examples for lasting

  1. His young companion in illness had also escaped lasting injury. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. To my lasting shame and contrition, it was not I. He was short and thick and middle- aged, and had a very jolly red face and immense whiskers- quite a common sort of man, who seemed by no means tired of life. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  3. I feel some hesitation in asking the reader to believe that a great and lasting revolution in Irish thought has been brought about in such a moment in the life of a people as twelve short years. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett