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used in To the Lighthouse

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endured the pain
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
  • Qualities that would have saved a ship's company exposed on a broiling sea with six biscuits and a flask of water—endurance and justice, foresight, devotion, skill, came to his help.
    1 — The Window (25% in)
  • All the great men she had ever known, she thought, deciding that a rabbit must have got in, were like that, and it was good for young men (though the atmosphere of lecture-rooms was stuffy and depressing to her beyond endurance almost) simply to hear him, simply to look at him.
    1 — The Window (56% in)
  • Impatient, despairing yet loth to go (for beauty offers her lures, has her consolations), to pace the beach was impossible; contemplation was unendurable; the mirror was broken.
    2 — Time Passes (51% in)

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  • How long would they endure?
    2 — Time Passes (7% in)
  • ...word to suit the pleasure or convenience of any mortal being, least of all of his own children, who, sprung from his loins, should be aware from childhood that life is difficult; facts uncompromising; and the passage to that fabled land where our brightest hopes are extinguished, our frail barks founder in darkness (here Mr. Ramsay would straighten his back and narrow his little blue eyes upon the horizon), one that needs, above all, courage, truth, and the power to endure.
    1 — The Window (1% in)
  • And that was what Lily Briscoe could not have endured.
    1 — The Window (12% in)
  • Of such moments, she thought, the thing is made that endures.
    1 — The Window (85% in)
  • How long, she asked, creaking and groaning on her knees under the bed, dusting the boards, how long shall it endure? but hobbled to her feet again, pulled herself up, and again with her sidelong leer which slipped and turned aside even from her own face, and her own sorrows, stood and gaped in the glass, aimlessly smiling, and began again the old amble and hobble, taking up mats, putting down china, looking sideways in the glass, as if, after all, she had her consolations, as if indeed...
    2 — Time Passes (31% in)
  • And Mr. Ramsay taking a look at the spot was about, James and Cam were afraid, to burst out: But I beneath a rougher sea, and if he did, they could not bear it; they would shriek aloud; they could not endure another explosion of the passion that boiled in him; but to their surprise all he said was "Ah" as if he thought to himself.
    3 — The Lighthouse (95% in)

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