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as in: endured the pain Define
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • To persuade the shopkeeping lords of St. Hubert to endure a test in which half of them might die, so that all plague might—perhaps—be ended forever, was impossible.

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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
  • She was before him, provocative, enduring.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • ("I know I’m staying too long, and I know you know it, but I don’t care!") It seemed impossible that Mrs. Fox should endure his stolid persistence.
  • He saw Leora’s eyes and heard Clif’s comfortable scoffing, and the quiet was such as he could not endure.

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  • Could you endure the poverty if I went away—to teach chemistry in a high school!
  • He was an eminent scientist, and it was outrageous that he should have to endure impudence from a probationer—a singularly vulgar probationer, a thin and slangy young woman apparently from the West.
  • The anti-vivisection lady called the anti-nicotine lady a murderer, a wretch, and an atheist, all of which the anti-nicotine lady endured, merely weeping a little and calling for the police.
  • Without a retreat in which to be safe from Bert he could not endure another week.
  • This he sadly endured, as later he endured his son Robert’s going out as an American lieutenant, to fight his own cousins.
  • Because he was so intimately fond of her and so sure of her, because anger and eager hot injustices are but ways of expressing trust, Martin was irritated by her and querulous with her as he would not have endured being with any other woman, any charming Orchid.
  • This he sadly endured, as later he endured his son Robert’s going out as an American lieutenant, to fight his own cousins.
  • So real were the visions that he could not endure lying here, waiting.

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  • Gottlieb admired his courage and his hatred of commercialism, but his presence Gottlieb could not endure.
  • Gottlieb explained to Martin that, though of course Sholtheis was a fool, yet he was the only man in sight who combined at least a little scientific ability with a willingness to endure the routine and pomposity and compromises of executive work.
  • …his work, Martin began to wonder about the perfection of his sanctuary; to wonder why Gottlieb should be so insulting at lunch to neat Dr. Sholtheis, the industrious head of the Department of Epidemiology, and why Dr. Sholtheis should endure the insults; to wonder why Dr. Tubbs, when he wandered into one’s laboratory, should gurgle, "The one thing for you to keep in view in all your work is the ideal of co-operation"; to wonder why so ardent a physiologist as Rippleton Holabird…
  • He, who had been a city dignitary a few days before, had to endure, "Come on now, you pay up, you dead beat, or I’ll get a cop!
  • He was strengthened to endure even the depressing man with side-whiskers as Sondelius launched out, in a musical bellow with Swedish pronunciation and Swedish singsong: "The medical profession can have but one desire: to destroy the medical profession.
  • They who had at first kept cool could not endure the strain of wakening at night to see upon their windows the glow of the pile of logs on Admiral Knob, the emergency crematory where Gustaf Sondelius and his curly gray mop had been shoveled into the fire along with a crippled Negro boy and a Hindu beggar.

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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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