Origin of during
verb (used with or without object), dured, dur·ing. Archaic.
Origin of dure2
Examples from the Web for during
Contemporary Examples of during
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
The Pentagon said Faal served in the Air Force for seven years, during which time he became a U.S. citizen.
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says
January 5, 2015
During coverage of that issue, Farrell went on a WSMB AM radio talk show to defend Duke.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of during
But during this time, I had to undergo a trial, for which I was entirely unprepared.The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave
William Wells Brown
It was during this period of her life that she won a friendship quite as strong and quite as precious as that of old Grossetete.The Village Rector
Honore de Balzac
During his stay at the Cape numerous volunteers offered to accompany him to Sydney, many from on board the ships in the bay.
During Wednesday's march, 17th August, we crossed the low shoulders of many rocky ridges.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
During the summer months they should be protected from the direct rays of the sun, and kept well syringed.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
Word Origin for during
late 14c., durand, present participle of obsolete verb duren "to last, endure" (mid-13c.), from Old French durer, from Latin durare "endure" (see endure). During the day really is "while the day endures," and the usage is a transference into English of a Latin ablative absolute (cf. durante bello "during (literally 'enduring') the war").