en·dur·ing | \ in-ˈdu̇r-iŋ , -ˈdyu̇r- , en- \

Definition of enduring 

: lasting, durable an enduring truth

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Other words from enduring

enduringly adverb
enduringness noun

Examples of enduring in a Sentence

science fiction's enduring fascination with worlds beyond our own

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Even humble kitchenware speaks to the enduring importance of the tree of life in the Armenian household. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since," 12 July 2018 The fashion industry needs an enduring commitment to this notion of inclusivity. Denise Bidot, Teen Vogue, "Chromat Debuts Pool Rules Campaign Featuring Denise Bidot, Mama Cax, and More," 12 July 2018 Iceland The unmistakable 'Thunder Clap' will long remain one of the enduring memories of Euro 2016, when Iceland, at their first ever major tournament, reached the quarter finals. SI.com, "9 of the Best Football Chants at the World Cup," 18 June 2018 The enduring moment from that day would belong to Jim Furyk, however, who electrified those early galleries with a tour-record score of 12-under-par 58. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "Highlights From Three Decades Of PGA Tour Drama In Cromwell," 17 June 2018 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the oldest of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's 11 children, speaks to her father's enduring popularity and the affection people from varied racial and social backgrounds held for him. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "He was Daddy: How his eldest daughter remembers Bobby Kennedy," 14 June 2018 The report attributes the rise in craftsman finishes to the enduring popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Starter homes with energy-efficient and Craftsman finishes sell at a premium," 8 May 2018 Still, Google’s investment in the Gmail platform testifies to the enduring popularity of one of the oldest online technologies. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Gmail’s face lift, new brains show that e-mail is far from obsolete," 26 Apr. 2018 Tie-ins with movies are one of many ways Hasbro is growing, thanks to the enduring popularity of franchises such as Star Wars, Transformers and Marvel superheroes, not to mention Hasbro’s continuing relationship with Disney. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "The Motley Fool: Companies with cash a safe bet?," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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