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as in: endured the pain Define
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.

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  • ’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.

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as in: endure through the ages Define
to continue to exist
  • The meal hardly endured ten minutes.

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  • She is gone, but her teachings endure through the ages.
  • Over the years, the stories my granmother told me have endured as a source of wisdom in my life.

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  • ’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.

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  • ’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.
  • "I can’t endure you!

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as in: endured the pain Define
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
as in: endure through the ages Define
to continue to exist
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