en·​dur·​ing | \ in-ˈdu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce enduring (audio) , -ˈdyu̇r-, en- \

Definition of enduring

: lasting, durable an enduring truth

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 Still, the website, and newer apps, serve an enduring need. Anumita Kaurstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 That reflects both how long some of the sanctions issued by the West are taking to come into effect and an enduring profit motive for trading with Russia, especially after prices for its energy products and commodities have cratered. New York Times, 13 May 2022 Both sides appear ready for an enduring conflict on Europe’s eastern fringe. Patrick Galey, NBC News, 11 May 2022 This adds to the increasing evidence discovered by Martian missions that the red planet went through cycles of being wet and warm, and dry and cold, rather than making one enduring, dramatic climate shift. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 May 2022 Both Nebraska and West Virginia are holding primary elections on Tuesday night, with select races providing some measure of the former president's enduring sway with GOP voters. Grant Schulte, ajc, 10 May 2022 The more enduring thrust of the state’s new actions, however, is the strengthening of its outdated lead laws, starting in 2023. Hartford Courant, 6 May 2022 Designing their future, devising a set of rules to maintain their cohesive social structure, and developing a management plan to ensure adequate, enduring resources would take three years of exploration and discussion. Carolina Schneider Comandulli, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2022 The Wizard of Oz is one of David Lynch’s most enduring obsessions. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Enduring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduring. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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