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.

 

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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.

 

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