[en-doo r-uh ns, -dyoo r-]
- the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
- the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance.
- lasting quality; duration: His friendships have little endurance.
- something endured, as a hardship; trial.
Origin of endurance
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1. See patience.
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Examples from the Web for endurance
But, if anything, the endurance made the desire for comfort food even greater.Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate
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You have to have courage and endurance, like certain kinds of horses [laughs].All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson
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Another issue is that alcohol is a diuretic and being dehydrated will certainly interfere with your speed and endurance.Is Alcohol Killing Your Workout?
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The smallest version is backpack-able, the largest can carry a small radar, and all have endurance unlimited by fuel.Why Old-School Airships Now Rule Our Warzones
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Your body is pretty well designed to run an endurance event—you just need to tap into your senses.A Runner’s Guide to Hydration (And How to Not Overdo It)
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I didn't mean it, but things are getting beyond my endurance.Viviette
William J. Locke
The endurance of the human frame is something marvelous, when you come to think of it.In the Midst of Alarms
By this time his audience had become too large and friendly for his endurance.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Celerity, valor, endurance, they were his iridescent neck and tail feathers.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
All of a sudden, his patience, endurance, pluck seemed to give out.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
- the capacity, state, or an instance of enduring
- something endured; a hardship, strain, or privation
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Word Origin and History for endurance
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