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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endurance  \En*dur"ance\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  endurance.  See  {Endure}.] 
  1.  A  state  or  quality  of  lasting  or  duration;  lastingness; 
  continuance. 
 
  Slurring  with  an  evasive  answer  the  question 
  concerning  the  endurance  of  his  own  possession. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  bearing  or  suffering;  a  continuing  under  pain 
  or  distress  without  resistance,  or  without  being  overcome; 
  sufferance;  patience. 
 
  Their  fortitude  was  most  admirable  in  their  patience 
  and  endurance  of  all  evils,  of  pain  and  of  death. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  Syn:  Suffering;  patience;  fortitude;  resignation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  endurance 
  n  1:  the  power  to  withstand  hardship  or  stress 
  2:  a  state  of  surviving;  remaining  alive  [syn:  {survival}] 




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