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 This letter is neither an end nor a beginning, but merely one of the many seals on something far more beautiful and enduring, for which there are no proper words. Mary Spencer, National Review, "What Real Resistance Looks Like," 29 Feb. 2020 What puzzles me most about this movie is how Andrew Lloyd Webber allowed such a travesty to be made of one of his most remarkable and enduring works. Los Angeles Times, "‘Cats’ lovers say critics overlooked the music, dance — and some award-worthy acting," 2 Jan. 2020 My time leading the women and men of the Fire Bureau was brief, but my respect for their service is deep and enduring. oregonlive, "Portland Commissioner Nick Fish to resign," 31 Dec. 2019 As a tale of an awkward but enduring relationship between three outstanding people, this book shines. The Economist, "A single market in culture emerged in the 19th century," 24 Oct. 2019 Alonso returned home after the January 1959 triumph of the Cuban Revolution and changed the name of her academy to the National Ballet of Cuba, which received enthusiastic and enduring financial backing from Castro’s government. Peter Orsi And Andrea Rodriquez Oct. 17, SFChronicle.com, "Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, dies at 98," 17 Oct. 2019 Health care is a right, and the plan outlined here is an ambitious and enduring commitment to that basic truth. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Pete Buttigieg Unveils 'Medicare For All Who Want It' Plan," 20 Sep. 2019 When a tsunami of love is this strong and enduring — when an entire arena full of people gets caught up in a wave of excitement, nostalgia and admiration — it’s probably best to silence any pesky reservations and simply enjoy the ride. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Does Birmingham still care about the Backstreet Boys? (Spoiler alert: Yes!)," 5 Sep. 2019 No matter how well-meaning and/or lovingly crafted, symbols and honors don’t become endearing and enduring by decree. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Giants reportedly laugh at Bay Bridge Trophy after winning it with sweep over Athletics," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Mar 2020

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“Enduring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduring. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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