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Webster 1913 Edition


Endure

En-dure′

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Endured
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Enduring
.]
[F.
endurer
; pref.
en-
(L.
in
) +
durer
to last. See
Dure
,
Verb.
I.
, and cf.
Indurate
.]
1.
To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
Their verdure still
endure
.
Shakespeare
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.

En-dure′

,
Verb.
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.
Shakespeare
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.]
Syn. – To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Endure

ENDU'RE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. durus, duro.]
1.
To last; to continue in the same state without perishing; to remain; to abide.
The Lord shall endure forever. Ps.9.
He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure. Job.8.
2.
To bear; to brook; to suffer without resistance, or without yielding.
How can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? Esther 8.
Can thy heart endure, or thy hands be strong? Ezek. 22.

ENDU'RE

,
Verb.
T.
To bear; to sustain; to support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure. Metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting.
Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure.
As might the strokes of two such arms endure.
1.
To bear with patience; to bear without opposition or sinking under the pressure.
Therefore, I endure all things for the elect's sake. 2 Tim 2.
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons. Heb.12.
2.
To undergo; to sustain.
I wish to die, yet dare not death endure.
3.
To continue in. [Not used.]

Definition 2022


endure

endure

See also: enduré

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Verb

endure (third-person singular simple present endures, present participle enduring, simple past and past participle endured)

  1. (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.
    The singer's popularity endured for decades.
  2. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
  3. (intransitive) To last.
    Our love will endure forever.
    • Bible, Job viii. 15
      He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure.
  4. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
    • Bible, Ezekiel xxii. 14
      Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee?
  5. (transitive) To suffer patiently.
    He endured years of pain.
    • 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, in BBC Sport:
      Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.
  6. (obsolete) To indurate.

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Verb

endure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of endurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of endurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of endurer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of endurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of endurer

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