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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 (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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 (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • [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)
  • 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)
  • That it sought power because men in the mass were frail cowardly creatures who could not endure liberty or face the truth, and must be ruled over and systematically deceived by others who were stronger than themselves.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • endure = survive (continue to exist in)
  • That was why I couldn't say anything or listen to anything about him, because he endured so forcefully that what I had to say would have seemed crazy to anyone else—I could not use the past tense, for instance—and what they had to say would be incomprehensible to me.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • endured = continued to exist
  • In her usefulness, in Fanny's excellence, in William's continued good conduct and rising fame, and in the general well-doing and success of the other members of the family, all assisting to advance each other, and doing credit to his countenance and aid, Sir Thomas saw repeated, and for ever repeated, reason to rejoice in what he had done for them all, and acknowledge the advantages of early hardship and discipline, and the consciousness of being born to struggle and endure.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • endure = work through hardships
  • The wonder is, he hath endur'd so long:
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
endur'd = lasted (continued to survive)
(editor's note: This is more commonly spelled endured.)

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