Dure (?), a. [L. durus; akin to Ir. & Gael. dur , stubborn, W. dir certain, sure, cf. Gr. force.]

Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome.


The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude.
W. H. Russell.


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Dure, v. i. [F. durer, L. durare to harden, be hardened, to endure, last, fr. durus hard. See Dure, a.]

To last; to continue; to endure.


Sir W. Raleigh.

Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while.
Matt. xiii. 21.


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