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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When the girls awoke they were overjoyed—and an enduring holiday tradition was born. Vogue, "Day 8: Stuff Your Stockings With Care," 12 Nov. 2018 Daredevil depicts Matt Murdock in pain because enduring that pain is what makes him a hero. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Daredevil’s ‘suffering makes a man’ trope is common, familiar, and bad for everyone," 24 Oct. 2018 Do: Salem Witch Museum The Salem witch trials carved out an enduring and powerful niche in American history for this little town, and this intimate, kitschy museum does an excellent job telling the story. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018 The company shouldn’t be run to try to build something that is cool, it should be run to build something that is useful and enduring. Kara Swisher, Recode, "Zuckerberg: The Recode interview," 18 July 2018 Ryan adapted some of Soupy Sales’s comedic moves, and created one of the more enduring characters in Detroit TV history. Tim Kiska, Detroit Free Press, "Writer Tom DeLisle, whose career spanned Detroit and Hollywood, dies," 25 Apr. 2018 The Toyota Land Cruiser is an original SUV and one of the most enduring nameplates in autodom. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: An heirloom original," 30 Mar. 2018 To this day, 18th and 19th-century treaties are invoked in courts of law in cases pertaining to the enduring question of Native American land rights. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Why the Very First Treaty Between the United States and a Native People Still Resonates Today," 25 May 2018 But his most enduring design would be a household cleaning device that, albeit is far smaller now, changed the way homes are maintained. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Google Doodle Honors the Inventor of the First Powered Vacuum Cleaner Hubert Cecil Booth," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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