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endure
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1  —as in:
endured the pain
Definition to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • I endured insult and injury without complaint.
endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As a soldier, she was prepared to endure hardship and even to sacrifice her life for others.
  • endure = suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • But we had come too far, hoped too high, endured too much, to turn back now.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • By eight o'clock on a Tuesday night, you will experience the ecstasy of victory or you will endure the agony of defeat.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • endure = suffer through
  • For Gordon it will be harder. ... But he will endure, Marta, and he will win his battle.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • endure = suffer through it (something difficult or unpleasant)
  • He didn't care at all for the idea of going to the wedding and having to endure seeing Tita together with John.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • endure = suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • It [love] is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • endure = suffer through
  • For there was never yet philosopher
    That could endure the toothache patiently,
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • endure = suffer through
  • Mami acted as if he were a troublesome visitor who had to be endured.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • ...anything was preferable to the solitude which I had so long endured,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
endured = suffered through

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2  —as in:
endure through the ages
Definition to continue to exist
  • She is gone, but her teachings endure through the ages.
endure = continue to exist
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
  • The wonder is, he hath endur'd so long:
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • endur'd = lasted (continued to survive)
  • This old mountain ... endured because of the spirit of nature.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • endured = continued to exist
  • We want a peace that endures.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • endures = continues to exist
  • This endured for some time.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • endured = continued
  • Their memory of people endured long after all other traces of domestication were gone;
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • endured = continued to exist
  • Enkidu cried to Gilgamesh, "My friend, we boasted that we would leave enduring names behind us."
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • enduring = continuing to exist
  • ...quite the subtlest, most enduring odor I ever met.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • enduring = continuing to exist
  • The lapse must have endured for a solid minute or two, and afterwards he could recollect it.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
endured = lasted (continue to exist)

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