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[en-doo r-ing, -dyoo r-] /ɛnˈdʊər ɪŋ, -ˈdyʊər-/
lasting; permanent:
a poet of enduring greatness.
patient; long-suffering.
Origin of enduring
First recorded in 1525-35; endure + -ing2
Related forms
enduringly, adverb
enduringness, noun
nonenduring, adjective
unenduring, adjective
unenduringly, adverb Unabridged
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  • A man with such a mouth can think and act, but not feel either passionately or enduringly.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • Still, still it wears the fetters love so enduringly fastened.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • Whatever building is nobly and enduringly useful, thoroughly adapted to its uses, cannot be uncomely.

  • It is their thoughts and the verse in which their thoughts are embodied that are enduringly memorable.

    The Bridling of Pegasus Alfred Austin
  • It was her misfortune not to realise that, for all her Olympian poses, she had come to love Alwynne deeply and enduringly.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
British Dictionary definitions for enduringly


permanent; lasting
having forbearance; long-suffering
Derived Forms
enduringly, adverb
enduringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for enduringly


late 14c., action of the verb endure; as a present participle adjective meaning "lasting," from 1530s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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