enduring

adjective
en·​dur·​ing | \ in-ˈdu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce enduring (audio) , -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
Recent Examples on the Web The accomplishment is still regarded by many in Australia as Howard's enduring legacy. Bianca Britton, CNN, "Buy-back schemes and stricter gun laws: How other countries responded to mass shootings," 24 Mar. 2021 What happened in the case would create an enduring legacy. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, "Who Were the Scottsboro Nine?," 23 Mar. 2021 An enduring legacy of 2020, this painful year, has been a reconsideration of monuments to racist icons. New York Times, "The Hall of Fame Tries to Contextualize Baseball’s Racist Past," 21 Dec. 2020 Like many facets of the Trump era, Trump's resistance appears to mark the end of an enduring legacy – cooperation between one administration and the next. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "Joe Biden's team says 'theatrics' of Trump's legal fights won't impede a smooth transition," 12 Nov. 2020 The Tiffany family has deep roots in Connecticut and an enduring regional legacy that will also be explored in this discussion. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 6 Nov. 2020 His enduring impact is further demonstrated by the fact that the homepage of Google today featured a Piazzolla illustration by Joseé Saccone. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Astor Piazzolla at 100: Argentina’s nuevo tango pioneer is honored worldwide for his still-electrifying music," 11 Mar. 2021 But the shaky start to the vaccination program could have an enduring impact, because the longer restrictions are kept in place the more lasting the damage becomes. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Vaccine delays and skimpy stimulus are holding back Europe's recovery," 2 Mar. 2021 But her most enduring legacy might be less dramatic. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "Barbara Field, a 'queen of adaptations' and champion of playwrights, dies at 87," 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Mar 2021

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“Enduring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduring. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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