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Definitions of endure

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

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