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What is the opposite of temporary?

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Opposite of lasting for a very short time
“She left such a lasting impression at her workplace that her colleagues were reduced to tears when they discovered she was leaving.”
Opposite of acting in a provisional or interim capacity
“Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure for Alzheimer's Disease.”
Opposite of serving as a temporary or short-term means or measure
Opposite of lasting or taking a small amount of time
“After years of professional service, Sarah decided to take an extended sabbatical to travel the world.”
Opposite of a person, especially a schoolteacher, acting as a temporary substitute for another
“Without the aide's dedicated assistance, the main teacher may become overstrained and exhausted, resulting in diminished efficiency.”
Opposite of engaged from outside a particular group or organization
“I have been able to sell the game to other specialty markets, and I have used an in-house salesperson to take care of these sales efforts instead of doing it myself.”
Opposite of taking the place, or acting in place, of that which came before
“Our class has had the same teacher for the whole year.”
Opposite of a person employed on a temporary basis
“He did such a wonderful job as a temp that his employer decided to make him a permanent.”
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