Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
2. Complex Change
STABILITY; immutability &c. adj.; unchangeableness &c. adj.; constancy; stable equilibrium, immobility, soundness, vitality, stabiliment [rare], stabilization; stiffness, ankylosis, solidity, aplomb [F.]; coherence.
permanence [See Permanence]; obstinacy [See Obstinacy]. FIXTURE, establishment; rock, pillar, tower, foundation, leopards spots, Ethiopians skin; law of the Medes and Persians.
standpatter [U. S. politics].
BE FIRM &c. adj.; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; stand pat; weather the storm.
ESTABLISH, settle, stablish [archaic], ascertain, fix, set, stabilitate [obs.], stabilize; stet [printing], retain, keep hold; make good, make sure; fasten (join) [See Junction]; set on its legs [colloq.], set on its feet; float; perpetuate.
SETTLE DOWN; strike root, take root; take up ones abode [See Location]; build ones house on a rock.
UNCHANGEABLE, immutable; unaltered, unalterable; not to be changed, constant; permanent [See Permanence]; invariable, unyielding, undeviating; stable, durable; perennial (diuturnal) [See Diuturnity].
FIXED, steadfast, firm, firm as Gibraltar, firm as a rock, on a rock; tethered, anchored, moored, at anchor, firmly -seated, - established &c. v.; deep-rooted, ineradicable; fast, steady, balanced; confirmed, inveterate, valid; fiducial; immovable, irremovable, riveted, rooted; stated, settled, stereotyped, established &c. v.; obstinate [See Obstinacy]; vested; incontrovertible, indeclinable.
STUCK FAST, transfixed, aground, high and dry, stranded.
INCOMMUTABLE, indefeasible, irretrievable, intransmutable, irresoluble, irrevocable, irreversible, reverseless, inextinguishable, irreducible; indissoluble, indissolvable; indestructible, undying, imperishable, indelible, indeciduous; insusceptible, - of change.
stet [L., printing].
Littera scripta manet.
Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I.Scott
Clum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.Horace