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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endure  \En*dure"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Endured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Enduring}.]  [F.  endurer;  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  durer  to 
  last  See  {Dure},  v.  i.,  and  cf  {Indurate}.] 
  1.  To  continue  in  the  same  state  without  perishing;  to  last 
  to  remain. 
 
  Their  verdure  still  endure.  --Shak. 
 
  He  shall  hold  it  [his  house]  fast  but  it  shall  not 
  endure.  --Job  viii. 
  15. 
 
  2.  To  remain  firm,  as  under  trial  or  suffering;  to  suffer 
  patiently  or  without  yielding;  to  bear  up  under  adversity; 
  to  hold  out 
 
  Can  thine  heart  endure,  or  can  thine  hands  be  strong 
  in  the  days  that  I  shall  deal  with  thee?  --Ezek. 
  xxii.  14. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endure  \En*dure"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  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. 
 
  Both  were  of  shining  steel,  and  wrought  so  pure,  As 
  might  the  strokes  of  two  such  arms  endure.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  I  will  no  longer  endure  it  --Shak. 
 
  Therefore  I  endure  all  things  for  the  elect's  sake. 
  --2  Tim.  ii 
  10. 
 
  How  can  I  endure  to  see  the  evil  that  shall  come 
  unto  my  people?  --Esther  viii. 
  6. 
 
  3.  To  harden;  to  toughen;  to  make  hardy.  [Obs.] 
 
  Manly  limbs  endured  with  little  ease.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  last  remain;  continue;  abide;  brook;  submit  to 
  suffer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  endure 
  v  1:  put  up  with  something  or  somebody  unpleasant;  "I  cannot  bear 
  his  constant  criticism";  "The  new  secretary  had  to 
  endure  a  lot  of  unprofessional  remarks"  [syn:  {stomach}, 
  {bear},  {stand},  {tolerate},  {brook},  {abide},  {suffer}, 
  {put  up}] 
  2:  face  or  endure  with  courage;  "She  braved  the  elements"  [syn: 
  {weather},  {brave},  {brave  out}] 
  3:  continue  to  live,  endure  or  last  "We  went  without  water  and 
  food  for  3  days";  "The  legend  of  Elvis  lives  on";  "These 
  superstitions  survive  in  the  backwaters  of  America"  [syn: 
  {survive},  {last},  {live},  {live  on},  {go},  {hold  up},  {hold 
  out}] 
  4:  be  subjected  to  "He  suffered  the  penalty"  [syn:  {suffer}] 
  [ant:  {enjoy}] 
  5:  last  and  be  usable;  "This  dress  wore  well  for  almost  ten 
  years"  [syn:  {wear},  {hold  out}] 
  6:  be  long;  in  time  [syn:  {last}] 
  7:  cease  to  exist  after  resistance  or  a  struggle;  "These 
  stories  die  hard"  [syn:  {prevail},  {persist},  {die  hard}, 
  {run}] 




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