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Then he set to work and made himself a grave which was to endure for all time.

But will it be just, will it be honest, to marry a man I cannot endure?

Indeed, my dear, as you say of Solmes, I cannot endure them!

It is the strongest assurance that the recovery will endure.

But we have no promise from God that our greatness will endure.

These were not the men to endure privations and fight their country's battles.

I quite forgot the sad trouble that poor Wisi had to endure with him also.

In this world we shall have to endure some evils as long as we live.

He wants to marry her; her mother promotes the match, but she cannot endure the idea of it.

It is perhaps as high a form of valour to endure as to dare.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to undergo or suffer" (especially without breaking); late 14c. "to continue in existence," from Old French endurer (12c.) "make hard, harden; bear, tolerate; keep up, maintain," from Latin indurare "make hard," in Late Latin "harden (the heart) against," from in- (see in- (2)) + durare "to harden," from durus "hard," from PIE *deru- "be firm, solid."

Replaced the important Old English verb dreogan (past tense dreag, past participle drogen), which survives in dialectal dree. Related: Endured; endures.

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