Definition for enduring (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
verb (used without object), en·dured, en·dur·ing.
Origin of endure
SYNONYMS FOR endure
Related formsen·dur·er, nounun·en·dured, adjective
Endure comes from Old French endurer “to make hard, harden, bear.” The Old French verb is a regular development of Latin indūrāre, with the same meanings. Indūrāre is a derivative of the adjective dūrus, which has a wide range of meanings, including “hard, firm, solid, constipated, dull, obtuse, pitiless, oppressive.”
Dūrus comes from an unrecorded drūr(us), dūr- (drūr-), being the Latin development of the Proto-Indo-European root deru-, doru-, drew-, drū- “oak tree, tree,” which is very common throughout the Indo-European languages and has many variants and suffixes. In Greek, dóry means “wood, tree, tree trunk, spear”; drŷs means “tree, oak tree” (sacred to Zeus); Dōrieús “a Dorian” was “a Greek (originally) from Dōrís (the ancient Greek region of Doris, literally, Forestlands).” The Old Irish noun drūi “druid” ultimately comes from dru-wid- “strong seer”; from the variant drew-. Old Church Slavonic has drĕvo “tree.” In Germanic, drew- becomes triu “tree, wood,” which becomes trēow in Old English (English tree ).
Examples from the Web for enduring
But several of these words and phrases do manage to secure an enduring place in the English language.Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist|Samantha Allen|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Statistics are one thing, enduring the jailhouse ordeal another.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cruising the Caribbean, enjoying beaches... Enduring Persecution as an American Christian sounds horrible.
Call it tragic, call it comic, or call it both: The most enduring legacy of Viagra might be erectile dysfunction jokes.
So the darkness of 1939–1945 combines with the memories of 1914–1918 to give the book its heart and enduring power.Why World War I Is at the Heart of ‘Lord of the Rings’|John Garth|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, if we consider that water raised to 212° is boiling, we shall be as much astonished at their powers of enduring heat as cold.
And yet was not his instrument the most potent of all, his vehicle the most enduring?Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches|Maurice Baring
Poetry was static in its nature, and its business was the interpretation of enduring beauty and eternal veracity.Imaginary Interviews|W. D. Howells
Revenge is the most enduring, perhaps, of all the passions, and rather feeds upon itself than decays.
We may be thankful that Walpole is as incapable of boring as of enduring bores.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen