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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: endured the pain Define
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • There’s positively no talking to you!" cried Mitya, exasperated beyond endurance, and turning to the secretary, crimson with anger, he said quickly, with a note of fury in his voice: "Write down at once . at once .
  • If he behaved wildly, drank, and made disturbances in the taverns in the course of that month, it was perhaps because he was wretched and strained beyond his powers of endurance.

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  • You mustn’t ask too much of human endurance, one must be merciful."

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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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  • I am taking my revenge for my youth, for all the humiliation I endured.
  • Think what she has gone through, what she is enduring now!

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  • And how are the other weak ones to blame, because they could not endure what the strong have endured?
  • Only now, as you speak, I understand that I was really only seeking your approbation for my sincerity when I told you I could not endure ingratitude.
  • Alyosha, unable to endure her persistent stare, was irresistibly and suddenly drawn to glance at her, and at once she smiled triumphantly in his face.
  • He had had intellectual encounters with Ivan before and he could not endure a certain carelessness Ivan showed him.
  • "No! this I cannot endure!" he cried.
  • I can’t endure the thought that a man of lofty mind and heart begins with the ideal of the Madonna and ends with the ideal of Sodom.
  • He might go quite astray in this maze, and Alyosha’s heart could not endure uncertainty, because his love was always of an active character.
  • There has been a continual look of expectation in your eyes, and I can’t endure that.

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  • And how are the other weak ones to blame, because they could not endure what the strong have endured?
  • "There is a strength to endure everything," Ivan said with a cold smile.
  • And they will be glad to believe our answer, for it will save them from the great anxiety and terrible agony they endure at present in making a free decision for themselves.
  • They will marvel at us and look on us as gods, because we are ready to endure the freedom which they have found so dreadful and to rule over them—so awful it will seem to them to be free.
  • If he had been pleased, but not so much; if he had not shown it; if he had begun affecting scruples and difficulties, as other people do when they take money, he might still endure to take it.
  • It is a disease, I was told, arising from exhausting toil too soon after hard, abnormal and unassisted labor in childbirth, and from the hopeless misery, from beatings, and so on, which some women were not able to endure like others.
  • Maybe, remembering this great day, you will not forget my words, uttered from the heart for your guidance, seeing you are young, and the temptations of the world are great and beyond your strength to endure.
  • They had borne Thy cross, they had endured scores of years in the barren, hungry wilderness, living upon locusts and roots—and Thou mayest indeed point with pride at those children of freedom, of free love, of free and splendid sacrifice for Thy name.
  • Here he began, without being particularly urged, to give a minute account of the agonies of jealousy he endured on Grushenka’s account.
  • But the fact was that he had never known Madame Hohlakov well, and had seen nothing of her for the last month, and that he knew she could not endure him.
  • Seeing that Alyosha Karamazov put his fingers in his ears when they talked of "that," they used sometimes to crowd round him, pull his hands away, and shout nastiness into both ears, while he struggled, slipped to the floor, tried to hide himself without uttering one word of abuse, enduring their insults in silence.
  • He could not endure without mortification, without resentment even, that the holiest of holy men should have been exposed to the jeering and spiteful mockery of the frivolous crowd so inferior to him.
  • "I must confess I can’t endure entering on such discussions," he said with a final air.
  • He has murdered his father and ruined himself to hold his ground, rather than endure your pride.
  • I can’t endure such questions.
  • He couldn’t endure the thought that his own brother was a parricide!
  • ’How can I endure this mercy?
  • How can I endure so much love?
  • For there you would not endure it and would repine, and perhaps at last would say: ’I am quits.’
  • I can’t endure it.
  • And knowing that he had already deceived her (he had deceived her, believing that she was bound to endure everything from him, even treachery), she intentionally offered him three thousand roubles, and clearly, too clearly, let him understand that she was offering him money to deceive her.
  • But could I endure such a life for long?" the lady went on fervently, almost frantically.
  • No, that’s just what you are going away for, to join them . if not, you will kill yourself, you can’t endure it!"
  • I couldn’t endure it."
  • I can’t endure medicine!"
  • "Alexey Fyodorovitch," he said, with a cold smile, "I can’t endure prophets and epileptics—messengers from God especially—and you know that only too well.

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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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