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endure -- as in: endure through the ages
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as in: endure through the ages Define
to continue to exist
  • 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.
  • Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
  • The meal hardly endured ten minutes.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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  • ...this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come,
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Most of their earlier settlements had long disappeared and been forgotten in Bilbo’s time; but one of the first to become important still endured, though reduced in size;
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Our friendship shall endure, Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But worldly joy may not always endure
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • This endured for some time.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • You will endure, Fai.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

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  • Enkidu cried to Gilgamesh, ’My friend, we boasted that we would leave enduring names behind us."
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • they have endured but an instant
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • Their memory of people endured long after all other traces of domestication were gone;
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • He then took his leave with a boyish exuberance of gayety, assuring her that her seclusion would endure but a little longer,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • the spell endured
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • But men are better than gates, and no gate will endure against our Enemy if men desert it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • the thing she resented with enduring anger and distaste,
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . . can long endure.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • ...quite the subtlest, most enduring odor I ever met.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • The business she hath broached in the state Cannot endure my absence.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • She was before him, provocative, enduring.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • And that fear shall endure a little longer.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • the human body as transitory and fragile and, by contrast, the soul as enduring.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The lapse must have endured for a solid minute or two, and afterwards he could recollect it.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • We want a peace that endures.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • This old mountain ... endured because of the spirit of nature.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The wonder is, he hath endur’d so long:
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • just a will to endure and a foreknowing of defeat
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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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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