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endure

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
endured the pain
Definition to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • I endured insult and injury without complaint.
endured = suffered through
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As a soldier, she was prepared to endure hardship and even to sacrifice her life for others.
  • endure = suffer through
  • But we had come too far, hoped too high, endured too much, to turn back now.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • 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
  • endure = suffer through
  • 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
  • endure = suffer through it (something difficult or unpleasant)
  • 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
  • endure = suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • It [love] is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • endure = suffer through
  • For there was never yet philosopher
    That could endure the toothache patiently,
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • endure = suffer through
  • Mami acted as if he were a troublesome visitor who had to be endured.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • ...anything was preferable to the solitude which I had so long endured,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
endured = suffered through

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2  —as in:
endure through the ages
Definition to continue to exist
  • She is gone, but her teachings endure through the ages.
endure = continue to exist
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Over the years, the stories my grandmother told me have endured as a source of wisdom in my life.
  • endured = continued to exist
  • 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.
  • endure = continue to exist
  • [of war] I see that the keenest brains of the world invent weapons and words to make it yet more refined and enduring.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • enduring = lasting (continuing to exist through time)
  • As bad as were the physical consequences of captivity, the emotional injuries were much more insidious, widespread, and enduring.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • enduring = lasting (continuing to exist through time)
  • The tranquillity which I now enjoyed did not endure.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • endure = continue to exist
  • Papa, to his enduring credit, was adamant.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • enduring = lasting (continuing to exist through time)
  • The filmy enchantments of mirage could not endure the cold ocean water and the horizon was hard, clipped blue.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • endure = survive (continue to exist in)
  • A pause; it endured horribly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • endured = lasted (continue to exist)
  • How could such variation endure, such endless iteration of minds and faces?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
endure = survive

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