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[doo r, dyoo r]
verb (used with or without object), dured, dur·ing. Archaic.
  1. endure.
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Origin of dure2

1225–75; Middle English < Old French durer < Latin dūrāre to last; see dure1
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Historical Examples

  • And this was sometimes the case at the feasts of Alexander the king, as Dures says.

    The Deipnosophists, or Banquet of the Learned of Athenus


  • Shure, an' she's a-galavantin' 'round here thryin' the dures an' windeys, flourishin' the fut ay a bunnie, be jabbers!

    An Unoficial Patriot

    Helen Gardener

  • We braced up to wan iv th' dures, an' a man stopped Hinnissy.

  • Oi fashtened th' dures an' closed th' shutters av ivery windy.