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endure
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: endured the pain Define
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • …quite empty but for themselves, the sobbing Bellatrix still trapped under the witch statue, and the baby phoenix Fawkes croaking feebly on the floor Then Harry’s scar burst open and he knew he was dead: it was pain beyond imagining, pain past endurance He was gone from the hall, he was locked in the coils of a creature with red eyes, so tightly bound that Harry did not know where his body ended and the creature’s began: they were fused together, bound by pain, and there was no escape…

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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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  • But he wondered how many more attacks like Seamus’s he would have to endure before that time came.
  • How much longer was he supposed to endure Sirius telling him to sit tight and be a good boy; or resist the temptation to write to the stupid Daily Prophet and point out that Voldemort had returned?

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  • Harry had a fleeting impression that Seamus had opened his mouth to speak, but he sped up and reached the soothing peace of the stone spiral staircase without having to endure any more provocation.
  • But Ron had never endured a relentless campaign of insults, jeers and intimidation.
  • Harry endured several days of envy before Ron said, in response to Harry asking him how he was going to get home for Christmas: ’But you’re coming too!
  • The very best thing you could say about the match was that it was short; the Gryffindor spectators had to endure only twenty-two minutes of agony.
  • Harry, of course, had endured their snide comments for over four years, so whispers of, ’Hey, Potty, I heard Warrington’s sworn to knock you off your broom on Saturday’, far from chilling his blood, made him laugh.
  • In fact, compared to what he usually had to endure from Snape in the way of taunts and snide remarks, he found the new approach something of an improvement, and was pleased to find that when left well alone, he was able to concoct an Invigoration Draught quite easily.

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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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