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endure
used in Jane Eyre

31 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
endured the pain
Definition
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • The burden must be carried; the want provided for; the suffering endured; the responsibility fulfilled.
    Chapter 28 (19% in)
endured = suffered through
  • My heart beat thick, my head grew hot; a sound filled my ears, which I deemed the rushing of wings; something seemed near me; I was oppressed, suffocated: endurance broke down; I rushed to the door and shook the lock in desperate effort.
    Chapter 2 (86% in)
  • I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
    Chapter 6 (51% in)
  • Miss Ingram ought to be clement, for she has it in her power to inflict a chastisement beyond mortal endurance.
    Chapter 17 (94% in)
  • I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence.
    Chapter 32 (89% in)
  • ...would be recesses in my mind which would be only mine, to which he never came, and sentiments growing there fresh and sheltered which his austerity could never blight, nor his measured warrior-march trample down: but as his wife — at his side always, and always restrained, and always checked — forced to keep the fire of my nature continually low, to compel it to burn inwardly and never utter a cry, though the imprisoned flame consumed vital after vital — THIS would be unendurable.
    Chapter 34 (90% in)

There are no more uses of "endure" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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  • I had endured, he was certain, more than I had confessed to him.
    Chapter 37 (59% in)
  • Accustomed to John Reed's abuse, I never had an idea of replying to it; my care was how to endure the blow which would certainly follow the insult.
    Chapter 1 (78% in)
  • I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child — though equally dependent and friendless — Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained for me more of the cordiality of fellow-feeling; the servants would have been less prone to make me the scapegoat of the nursery.
    Chapter 2 (63% in)
  • I cannot endure it — let me be punished some other way!
    Chapter 2 (96% in)
  • Not a hint, however, did she drop about sending me to school: still I felt an instinctive certainty that she would not long endure me under the same roof with her; for her glance, now more than ever, when turned on me, expressed an insuperable and rooted aversion.
    Chapter 4 (3% in)
  • It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you; and besides, the Bible bids us return good for evil.
    Chapter 6 (47% in)
  • Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from the severe cold: we had no boots, the snow got into our shoes and melted there: our ungloved hands became numbed and covered with chilblains, as were our feet: I remember well the distracting irritation I endured from this cause every evening, when my feet inflamed; and the torture of thrusting the swelled, raw, and stiff toes into my shoes in the morning.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
  • ...feet, flayed and swollen to lameness by the sharp air of January, began to heal and subside under the gentler breathings of April; the nights and mornings no longer by their Canadian temperature froze the very blood in our veins; we could now endure the play-hour passed in the garden: sometimes on a sunny day it began even to be pleasant and genial, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left...
    Chapter 9 (3% in)
  • Adele went to kiss him before quitting the room: he endured the caress, but scarcely seemed to relish it more than Pilot would have done, nor so much.
    Chapter 13 (87% in)
  • I will endure only sense and resolution.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
  • She heeded nothing of what I said; but when she had tasted the water and drawn breath, she went on thus — "I tell you I could not forget it; and I took my revenge: for you to be adopted by your uncle, and placed in a state of ease and comfort, was what I could not endure.
    Chapter 21 (94% in)
  • In listening, I sobbed convulsively; for I could repress what I endured no longer; I was obliged to yield, and I was shaken from head to foot with acute distress.
    Chapter 23 (53% in)
  • I will write to Madeira the moment I get home, and tell my uncle John I am going to be married, and to whom: if I had but a prospect of one day bringing Mr. Rochester an accession of fortune, I could better endure to be kept by him now.
    Chapter 24 (69% in)
  • I only ask you to endure one more night under this roof, Jane; and then, farewell to its miseries and terrors for ever!
    Chapter 27 (18% in)
  • But I am not angry, Jane: I only love you too well; and you had steeled your little pale face with such a resolute, frozen look, I could not endure it.
    Chapter 27 (24% in)
  • Jane, I am not a gentle-tempered man — you forget that: I am not long-enduring; I am not cool and dispassionate.
    Chapter 27 (28% in)
  • Yet as little could he endure that a son of his should be a poor man.
    Chapter 27 (31% in)
  • Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.
    Chapter 27 (39% in)
  • I thank Providence, who watched over you, that she then spent her fury on your wedding apparel, which perhaps brought back vague reminiscences of her own bridal days: but on what might have happened, I cannot endure to reflect.
    Chapter 27 (52% in)
  • We were born to strive and endure — you as well as I: do so.
    Chapter 27 (79% in)
  • Her constitution is both sound and elastic; — better calculated to endure variations of climate than many more robust.
    Chapter 34 (37% in)
  • Can I receive from him the bridal ring, endure all the forms of love (which I doubt not he would scrupulously observe) and know that the spirit was quite absent?
    Chapter 34 (76% in)
  • It would be fruitless to attempt to explain; but there is a point on which I have long endured painful doubt, and I can go nowhere till by some means that doubt is removed.
    Chapter 35 (37% in)
  • That I merited all I endured, I acknowledged — that I could scarcely endure more, I pleaded; and the alpha and omega of my heart's wishes broke involuntarily from my lips in the words — 'Jane!
    Chapter 37 (92% in)
  • That I merited all I endured, I acknowledged — that I could scarcely endure more, I pleaded; and the alpha and omega of my heart's wishes broke involuntarily from my lips in the words — 'Jane!
    Chapter 37 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "endure" in Jane Eyre.

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