Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lasting; continuing; durable.
  • adjective Long-suffering; patient.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Lasting; durable; long-suffering.

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  • verb Present participle of endure.

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

  • adjective patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble
  • adjective 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 Agonist - thoughtful, global, timely

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Agonist - thoughtful, global, timely

  • 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

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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