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Definitions of endure

  1. continue to exist; " These stories die hard"; " The legend of Elvis endures"
  2. undergo or be subjected to; " He suffered the penalty"; " Many saints suffered martyrdom"
  3. 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"
  4. be long; in time
  5. last and be usable; " This dress wore well for almost ten years"
  6. 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.
  7. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
  11. To support without breaking or yielding; put up with; bear with patience.
  12. To remain firm, as under suffering; to suffer without giving up.
  13. To remain firm under: to bear without sinking.
  14. To remain firm: to last.
  15. To remain firm under; bear.
  16. To remain firm; last.
  17. To bear, as pain, without giving way; withstand; suffer patiently; tolerate.
  18. To have duration; continue.
  19. To be firm in trial.
  20. To support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure; to bear without impatience or sinking under pressure; to undergo.
  21. To last; to continue; to suffer without resistance or without yielding; to bear or brook.
  22. To bear; to suffer with patience; to submit; to undergo; to last; to continue in same state; to remain.

Usage examples for endure

  1. This was more than King Harold could endure. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  2. Must I endure all this? – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  3. Don't you know I never could endure the place? – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  4. 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
  5. He could not endure that " or?" – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  6. Endure that torture as long as you possibly can. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  7. We cannot endure it any longer. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. She could endure this no more. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  9. " How long do you suppose I can endure this 'death in life? – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  10. 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
  11. I cannot run my place without them, so I am compelled to endure much." – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  12. I think you had better try to endure me for a few minutes longer. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  13. And to explain the matter to them fully was more than he could endure. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  14. I cannot endure it now, as I have been doing. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  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. 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
  17. I could not endure the want of either. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  18. He let the silence endure for a little space, then broke it bluntly. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
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