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

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And in exploring humankind's enduring search for love, nuanced gazes were a vital part of this season's story for designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Futuristic Way to Wear Colorful Eye Makeup, According to the Valentino Runway," 4 Mar. 2019 But despite her inclination toward an ever-changing coiffure, Mother Monster’s platinum blonde locks are perhaps her most enduring lewk. Roberta Gorin-paracka, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga's Colorist Patti Song on Achieving Her Signature Blonde Hair," 29 Dec. 2018 Part of what has made the franchise so enduring is that the experience generally works for both of those disparate audiences. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the complete package," 6 Dec. 2018 The Friant-Kern’s woes illustrate the enduring nature of California’s water problems. Dale Kasler And Phillip Reese, sacbee, "The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water," 13 July 2018 On July 4th Americans will celebrate 242 years of independence and the enduring success of a bold experiment in personal liberty. James Freeman, WSJ, "Yet Another Reason to Thank the Founding Fathers," 3 July 2018 Still, the German's enduring success on the 50-and-over circuit has exceeded all expectations. Mike James, latimes.com, "Bernhard Langer hasn't stopped coming of age as Champions Tour hits Newport Beach," 9 Mar. 2018 Nearly 30 years ago, a mathematician and a psychologist teamed up to explore one of life’s enduring mysteries: What makes some marriages happy and some miserable? Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "The Math Behind Successful Relationships," 8 Feb. 2019 That was the latest twist on one of his most enduring fictions. Calvin Woodward, Fox News, "AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his fictions about NATO," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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