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endure
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The Fountainhead
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as in: endured the pain Define
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • She learned to accept self-torture as an endurance test, urged on by the curiosity to discover how much she could endure.
  • They find life endurable, while I can’t.’

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  • What is kinder—to believe the best of people and burden them with a nobility beyond their endurance—or to see them as they are, and accept it because it makes them comfortable?
  • He felt a dim instinct telling him that he must solve this problem, must learn to make their moments together endurable, that he dare not run from it, for his own sake more than hers.
  • That’s why you go through agonies, doing it, and you’d never do it for a noble cause, you’d never do it except for the end you’ve chosen, an end viler than the means and making the means endurable.
  • He learned that her endurance was greater than his.
  • She let her hands lie in sight on the arms of her chair, so that the relief of any violent motion would be denied her, her hands as her private barometer of endurance, when Wynand came home late at night and told her that he had spent the evening at Roark’s apartment, the apartment she had never seen.

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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
  • Heller’s cook had to endure the derisive glances of shopkeepers when she went on her errands.
  • Steven Mallory listened and looked as if he were enduring some special process of cruelty.

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  • She learned to accept self-torture as an endurance test, urged on by the curiosity to discover how much she could endure.
  • If I had the right to say it, I’d say that I couldn’t have endured the waiting had I known that you’d look as you do.
  • He was thirty-nine years old then, short, stocky, unkempt; he worked like a dog, missed his sleep and meals, drank seldom but then brutally, called his clients unprintable names, laughed at hatred and fanned it deliberately, behaved like a feudal lord and a longshoreman, and lived in a passionate tension that stung men in any room he entered, a fire neither they nor he could endure much longer.

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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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