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endure
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The Idiot
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as in: endured the pain Define
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • He was overcome by a feeling of inexpressible shame; his boyish sensitiveness was wounded beyond endurance.
  • If he had not been driven beyond the limits of endurance, he would not have ventured to express certain conjectures so openly.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • All this has to be endured, and especially the thought: ’Here are ten thousand men, and not one of them is going to be executed, and yet I am to die.’
  • Imagine what must have been going on in that man’s mind at such a moment; what dreadful convulsions his whole spirit must have endured; it is an outrage on the soul that’s what it is.

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  • Who would wish me, not only to be sentenced, but to endure the sentence to the end?

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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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