to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
I must try to endure it another hour...
This endurance made old Earnshaw furious, when he discovered his son persecuting the poor fatherless child, as he called him.
’I’m sorry I hurt you, Linton,’ she said at length, racked beyond endurance.
Both doors and lattices were open; and yet, as is usually the case in a coal-district, a fine red fire illumined the chimney: the comfort which the eye derives from it renders the extra heat endurable.
He, poor man, was perfectly aghast at the spectacle of Catherine seated on the same bench with Hareton Earnshaw, leaning her hand on his shoulder; and confounded at his favourite’s endurance of her proximity: it affected him too deeply to allow an observation on the subject that night.
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I endured insult and injury without complaint.
As a soldier, she was prepared to endure hardship and even to sacrifice her life for others.
’What the devil is the matter?’ he asked, eyeing me in a manner that I could ill endure, after this inhospitable treatment.
’Sir,’ I exclaimed, ’sitting here within these four walls, at one stretch, I have endured and forgiven the four hundred and ninety heads of your discourse.
’I’m not going to endure the persecutions of your hospitable ancestors again.
Oh, I’ve endured very, very bitter misery, Nelly!
He ventured this remark without any intention to insult; but Heathcliff’s violent nature was not prepared to endure the appearance of impertinence from one whom he seemed to hate, even then, as a rival.
Are you willing to endure to the last, and not once attempt a repayment?
One hoped, and the other despaired: they chose their own lots, and were righteously doomed to endure them.
That is the sole consideration which can make me endure the whelp: I despise him for himself, and hate him for the memories he revives!
She even disgraces the name of Linton; and I’ve sometimes relented, from pure lack of invention, in my experiments on what she could endure, and still creep shamefully cringing back!
’ "I’m weary of enduring now," I replied; "and I’d be glad of a retaliation that wouldn’t recoil on myself; but treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies."
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She was conscious of his aim, and in her better moods endured his efforts placidly, only showing their uselessness by now and then suppressing a wearied sigh, and checking him at last with the saddest of smiles and kisses.
I endured it two or three hours; at length, I heard a footstep: not Heathcliff’s.
But his self-love would endure no further torment: I heard, and not altogether disapprovingly, a manual cheek given to her saucy tongue.
Linton shivered, and glanced at her, half supplicating, half ashamed; but his cousin’s patience was not sufficient to endure this enigmatical behaviour.
’I AM afraid now,’ she replied, ’because, if I stay, papa will be miserable: and how can I endure making him miserable — when he — when he — Mr. Heathcliff, let ME go home!
Catherine perceived, as well as I did, that he held it rather a punishment, than a gratification, to endure our company; and she made no scruple of proposing, presently, to depart.
’About three times, I think, we have been merry and hopeful, as we were the first evening; the rest of my visits were dreary and troubled: now with his selfishness and spite, and now with his sufferings: but I’ve learned to endure the former with nearly as little resentment as the latter.
Day and night he was watching, and patiently enduring all the annoyances that irritable nerves and a shaken reason could inflict; and, though Kenneth remarked that what he saved from the grave would only recompense his care by forming the source of constant future anxiety — in fact, that his health and strength were being sacrificed to preserve a mere ruin of humanity — he knew no limits in gratitude and joy when Catherine’s life was declared out of danger; and hour after hour he would…
…to himself! and though in the beginning she either left it at his approach, or quietly joined in my occupations, and shunned remarking or addressing him — and though he was always as sullen and silent as possible — after a while, she changed her behaviour, and became incapable of letting him alone: talking at him; commenting on his stupidity and idleness; expressing her wonder how he could endure the life he lived — how he could sit a whole evening staring into the fire, and dozing.