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endure
as in:  endured the pain


I endured insult and injury without complaint.
  to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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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.
  • A Michigan sergeant in his forties, also a farmer, wrote his wife from Georgia in the spring of 1864 that "the more I learn of the cursed institution of Slavery, the more I feel willing to endure, for its final destructionů."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • He’d never hunted with Lupa or endured the brutal legion training.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • It [love] is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • But we had come too far, hoped too high, endured too much, to turn back now.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • By eight o’clock on a Tuesday night, you will experience the ecstasy of victory or you will endure the agony of defeat.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • For Gordon it will be harder. ... But he will endure, Marta, and he will win his battle.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • They are willing to endure misery and dangers for months on end.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He didn’t know what would happen to them next, but it could not be any worse than what they had endured.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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  • He didn’t care at all for the idea of going to the wedding and having to endure seeing Tita together with John.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • He had felt incapable of enduring the boredom of the dinner,
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • ...anything was preferable to the solitude which I had so long endured,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • we endured postponement after postponement.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • For there was never yet philosopher
    That could endure the toothache patiently,
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • He stumbled on until he was crawling like a beast on the ground and felt that he could endure no more:
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Mami acted as if he were a troublesome visitor who had to be endured.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • My brain is taxed beyond endurance.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I must try to endure it another hour...
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Mad with the agonies he endures from these fresh attacks, the infuriated Sperm Whale rolls over and over;
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The burden must be carried; the want provided for; the suffering endured; the responsibility fulfilled.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • A man can endure only so much abuse before he must strike back.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I endured my teaching sessions with Will ... , then spent the rest of my day in the garden, reading or looking at my roses.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • my friend who was very dear to me and endured dangers beside me,
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Gradually, Scarlett drew courage from the brave faces of her friends and from the merciful adjustment which nature makes when what cannot be cured must be endured.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I’ll not endure it
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • How much loss were we supposed to endure?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • I only had to endure six hours and fifteen minutes more.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • ...felt it impossible that she should go down to dinner and endure the severe eyes and severe words of her aunts,
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • something so terrible and sickening that no one could endure the thought much less the action.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • I had to know that he existed. That was all. Everything else I could endure. So long as he existed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • But of strong, enduring Odysseus, dead or alive,
    he’s heard no news, he said, from any man on earth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • he was getting to the end of his endurance, and when he thought of going back to work in the morning he shuddered with horror.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • 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.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • They had marched as far as the hobbits could endure without a rest,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • ...the sorrows she had endured...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ...and we bit our arm to stop that other pain which we could not endure.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • We must endure; this is the short and plain.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • White Fang could only rage futilely and endure the punishment.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Many terrors I endured, many spells did I utter, to find it, when I was still young.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • The past four years, I’ve wanted to kill Percy Jackson for what he made us endure.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I could not endure life without work.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • I can’t endure it any more.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • when he could endure no more
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • ...pains they had endured—childbirth, rheumatism, croup, sprains...
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • we can both endure the winter’s cold as well as he
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Were I stronger, it might be endured hopefully.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • how much more of this would they have to endure
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
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