En*dur"ance (?), n. [Cf. OF. endurance. See Endure.]

1.

A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance.

Slurring with an evasive answer the question concerning the endurance of his own possession. Sir W. Scott.

2.

The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.

Their fortitude was most admirable in their patience and endurance of all evils, of pain and of death. Sir W. Temple.

Syn. -- Suffering; patience; fortitude; resignation.

 

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