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Definitions of endure

  1.   last and be usable; " This dress wore well for almost ten years"
  2.   To remain firm; last.
  3.   face or endure with courage; " She braved the elements"
  4.   continue to exist; " These stories die hard"; " The legend of Elvis endures"
  5.   To support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure; to bear without impatience or sinking under pressure; to undergo.
  6.   To support without breaking or yielding; put up with; bear with patience.
  7.   To remain firm under; bear.
  8.   To be firm in trial.
  9.   To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
  10.   To remain firm: to last.
  11.   To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
  12.   To bear, as pain, without giving way; withstand; suffer patiently; tolerate.
  13.   To remain firm, as under suffering; to suffer without giving up.
  14.   To have duration; continue.
  15.   To remain firm under: to bear without sinking.
  16.   To last; to continue; to suffer without resistance or without yielding; to bear or brook.
  17.   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.
  18.   continue to live; endure or last; " We went without water and food for 3 days"; " These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; " The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
  19.   undergo or be subjected to; " He suffered the penalty"; " Many saints suffered martyrdom"
  20.   A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian ( see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
  21.   be long; in time
  22.   To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.
  23.   persist or be long; in time; " The bad weather lasted for three days"
  24.   To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
  25.   To bear; to suffer with patience; to submit; to undergo; to last; to continue in same state; to remain.

Quotes of endure

  1. The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. – Thomas Aquinas
  2. As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others. – George Byron
  3. This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure – Winston Churchill
  4. This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure and what a Man's resolution can achieve. – Wilkie Collins
  5. But I think it's important that things endure – Robin Day
  6. No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner. – Thomas R. Dewar
  7. I believe that man will not merely endure he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion. – William Falconer
  8. I have never been given to envy- save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily. – Paul Getty
  9. A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. Bear and endure This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good. – Ovid
  11. Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. – Ovid
  12. People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses. – Dennis Potter
  13. There are some things that we know are just not as pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves, and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives. – Todd Rundgren
  14. She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it. – Margaret Sanger

Usage examples for endure

  1. “ " How long do you suppose I can endure this 'death in life? ” – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  2. This was more than King Harold could endure – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  3. “ I think you had better try to endure me for a few minutes longer. ” – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  4. Don't you know I never could endure the place? ” – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  5. And to explain the matter to them fully was more than he could endure – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  6. Another Englishman of education and position, being asked why he had never crossed the Atlantic, gravely replied that he could not endure to travel in a country where you had to black your own boots! ” – America To-day, Observations and Reflections by William Archer
  7. Must I endure all this? ” – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  8. “ I cannot endure it now, as I have been doing. ” – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  9. My mother, who had a high sense of honor, could not endure that. ” – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  10. Endure that torture as long as you possibly can. ” – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  11. She could endure this no more. ” – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  12. “ I cannot run my place without them, so I am compelled to endure much." ” – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  13. He let the silence endure for a little space, then broke it bluntly. ” – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  14. We cannot endure it any longer. ” – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  15. On that particular morning they had made me bite the dust until I could no longer endure the sight of them. ” – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  16. “ I could not endure the want of either. ” – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  17. He could not endure that " or?" ” – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  18. But endure it I must, for, alas, I know not how to die. ” – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  19. He also wants men who can endure even when the fight goes against them. ” – White Fire by John Oxenham
  20. It's because we're poor and we poor people have to endure everything! ” – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal

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