Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lasting; continuing; durable: a novel of enduring interest.
  • adj. Long-suffering; patient.

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  • v. Present participle of endure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lasting; durable; long-suffering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lasting; permanent; unchangeable: as, an enduring habitation.
  • During.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble
  • adj. unceasing

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Examples

  • He noted that 8,000 or so have volunteered to defend their homes and he said that could be a catalyst for what he called enduring change -- Kitty.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2007

  • A work that is created (fixed in tangible form for the first time) on or after January 1, 1978, is automatically protected from the moment of its creation and is ordinarily given a term enduring for the author's life plus an additional 70 years after the author's death.

    Copyright Basics

  • A work that is created and fixed in tangible form for the first time on or after January 1, 1978, is automatically protected from the moment of its creation and is ordinarily given a term enduring for the author's life plus an additional 70 years after the author's death.

    Supplementary Copyright Statutes, US Copy. Office

  • How did we arrive at this sad state of affairs, which I call the enduring enigma of the American public?

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • We believe, and we believe that you believe, that of the many and proliferating means for communicating big ideas, one of the most effective, and therefore most enduring, is fiction.

    A Long Story

  • The firm's executive creative director, who is also the official artist of Elvis Presley's Graceland estate, was referring to his enduring devotion to the Mets, Knicks and Jets.

    Turning Woeful Mets Into Works of Art

  • If words and poetry can endure "News that stays news" as a great poet said and the expression of enduring ideas in poetry can piss off people -- and incite an extremist "reading" of the poetry -- then, yes, poetry is relevant -- as always.

    Carol Muske-Dukes: Varied Carols

  • This little anecdote is offered as both a prelude to, and an illustration of, my topic here: the centrality of imagination in enduring fiction.

    Telling Tails

  • And still the mutiny we are enduring is ridiculous and grotesque.

    CHAPTER XLVI

  • “It means spending real time with patients, empathically listening to their illness narratives, eliciting and respondig to their explanatory models, and engaging the psychosocial coping processes involved in enduring or ending life.”

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Caregiving in Bariatric Medicine

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  • A contronym: can mean either "long lasting" or "suffering through". In some context this can lead to antonymic word play, as Noam Chomsky pointed out in connection with George W. Bush's name for the war in Afghanistan: "Enduring Freedom". (Wikipedia)

    June 6, 2008