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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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  • Still, still it wears the fetters love so enduringly fastened.

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

    The Bridling of Pegasus Alfred Austin
  • All these little incidents of my first few days at the farm are enduringly fixed in my memory.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • A man with such a mouth can think and act, but not feel either passionately or enduringly.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • Elizabeth, with a skin-deep religion only, was evenly and enduringly virtuous.

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.

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