American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To carry on through, despite hardships; undergo: endure an Arctic winter.
- v. To bear with tolerance: "We seek the truth, and will endure the consequences” ( Charles Seymour). See Synonyms at bear1.
- v. To continue in existence; last: buildings that have endured for centuries.
- v. To suffer patiently without yielding.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make hard; harden; inure.
- To preserve; keep.
- To last or hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; support without breaking or giving way.
- To bear with patience; bear up under without sinking or yielding, or without murmuring or opposition; put up with.
- To undergo; suffer; sustain.
- To continue or remain in; abide in.
- Synonyms To brook, submit to, abide, tolerate, take patiently.
- To become hard; harden.
- To hold out; support adverse force or influence of any kind; suffer without yielding.
- To continue; remain; abide.
- To continue to exist; continue or remain in the same state without perishing; last; persist.
- Synonyms To last, remain, continue, abide, bear, suffer, hold out.
- v. intransitive To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.
- v. transitive To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
- v. intransitive To last.
- v. transitive To suffer patiently.
- v. obsolete To indurate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
- v. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
- v. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding
- v. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate.
- v. obsolete To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
- v. face and withstand with courage
- v. last and be usable
- v. continue to live through hardship or adversity
- v. continue to exist
- v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- v. persist for a specified period of time
- v. undergo or be subjected to
- From Middle English enduren, from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrō ("to make hard"). Displaced Old English drēogan, which survives dialectally as dree. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enduren, from Old French endurer, from Latin indūrāre, to make hard : in-, against, into; see en-1 + dūrus, hard; see deru- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Still, she lives by her mothers words Simply to endure is to triumph and gradually, she forms friendships with the other girls that enable her to survive in this terrifying new world.”
“What she has had to endure is disgusting and the attacks on her family has turned me off to the Left for many years to come. cappicola”
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“Richard Powers, John Berkey, Vincent DiFate, Jeff Jones, Michael Whelan, and Bob Eggleton, for example .... all major illustrators in the history of the field, but with very different approaches and I think the reason their images endure is each offers a personal vision, and that resonates with the audience.”
“The poverty that some graduate students endure is not directly attirbutable to the university and their financial support.”
“The Guardian looks at why do vampire novels have such lasting appeal: "... the reason the vampire novel will continue to endure is because words have the power to capture and sustain the allure and mystique that surrounds them in a way that films, despite their more visceral properties of sound and image, do not.”
“As members, you can read it for yourselves but the corruption, crime and hardship these people must endure is heartbreaking.”
“The stuff Kathy has had to endure is so far over any conceivable line that it would violate any code worth the name.”
“This is exemplified by the character of Father Wickham, a man forced to question his own ethics and who stands by his beliefs no matter what external pressures he may endure from the station's captain, the Church and threatening aliens.”
“Perhaps the hardest cut to endure is that books as we know them are fading, bit by bit, from ubiquity.”
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