Definition of staying power in English:

staying power


  • The ability to maintain an activity or commitment despite fatigue or difficulty; stamina.

    ‘do you have the staying power to study alone at home?’
    • ‘We vow to start faster and run harder, when what we need may be not more speed but more staying power, stamina that comes only from a bigger heart.’
    • ‘Dravid was a reminder, too, that staying power and concentration and desire are beautiful things too, that in purpose itself we can find pleasure.’
    • ‘A brave competitor, he is known for his staying power in handicap chases.’
    • ‘People with high efficacy enjoy challenging, difficult situations and exhibit high staying power in those pursuits.’
    • ‘Although some critics have said Danny has only been too clever by half on Kaya, there is no question that he has proved his staying power.’
    • ‘This approach to star power emphasizes staying power over great performance in one week.’
    • ‘So don't neglect current members who have displayed loyalty to your club for newcomers who have yet to prove their staying power.’
    • ‘Ranawaka has a lot of staying power and concentration.’
    • ‘Their strength of will or staying power is incredibly strong.’
    • ‘It was his wit, his staying power and his uncanny ability to surf the waves of changing musical taste and always land on the right side of the curve that made him so special.’
    • ‘You need to draw a distinction, do you not, between market power and staying power?’
    • ‘We'll of course have to play the game a lot longer to see if it has staying power, but our initial impression was a good one.’
    • ‘Whether you like them or not, there is no question regarding their tenacity or staying power.’
    • ‘The real-life tale of a boisterous puppy is proving its staying power in the dog-eat-dog world of US bestsellers.’
    • ‘After making over 150 films spanning 48 years, he has proven his staying power.’
    • ‘Therefore, it did not have staying power when other competitors entered into the market of producing industrial alcohol.’
    • ‘Cardiovascular stamina, for all-day staying power, and weight lifting, for injury prevention and power.’
    • ‘Happily, Snyder's strongest pictures did not depend for their impact or their staying power on such considerations.’
    • ‘What allowed me to have staying power was the ability to change rapidly with the times.’
    • ‘The crew has staying power and was strong enough in its rookie season to win the pit crew challenge.’
    determination, resolution, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, single-mindedness, strength of will, strength of character, will power, firmness, intentness, decision, decidedness
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staying power

/steɪɪŋ ˈpaʊ(ə)r//stāiNG ˈpou(ə)r/