Endure

Definition of Endure

En`dure´
v. i.1.To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
[imp. & p. p. Endured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enduring .]
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.
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.
Manly limbs endured with little ease.
- Spenser.

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