en·​dur·​ing in-ˈdu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce enduring (audio)
: lasting, durable
an enduring truth
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 Scattered morsels of prehistoric diets reveal an enduring taste for veggies. Manvir Singh, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 Beyond the Palestinian question, analysts point to the merits of an enduring security alliance with Riyadh, at a time when China and other powers are also shouldering their way into the region. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Analyzing that activity and correlating it with clinical ratings yielded a biomarker that signaled when a person was better in an enduring way. Ingrid Wickelgren, Scientific American, 20 Sep. 2023 Beyond just the Arctic, pre-Modern hunter-gatherer societies depended on a degree of self-sufficiency and communal interdependence that might prove to be a more sustainable, enduring model for human life than the one we’re currently engaged in. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 There is rarely one, clean explanation for anything that happens in American politics, and that’s quite clearly the case with Trump’s enduring lead in the 2024 primaries. Jess Coleman, The New Republic, 11 Sep. 2023 The child poverty rate in the U.S. spiked The consequences of our pandemic support ending were swift and enduring, for children and for those who care for them. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 Besides cultural attractions like the Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum, the Dutch capital has leafy parks, hip shops, and an enduring sense of the past that thankfully never fades. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 12 Sep. 2023 But Goebel says the footage displayed what makes the band so enduring. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enduring was in the 15th century

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“Enduring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduring. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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