enduring

adjective
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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That’s the beauty of London’ The strength of the social fabric at London, residents say, is no small part of its enduring charm. Nneka Mcguire And Nicholas Padiak, chicagotribune.com, "50 years after the Fair Housing Act passed, black Chicagoans reflect on refuge found in South Side co-op," 16 Apr. 2018 If President Trump and all his appointees left office tomorrow, instead of Sessions, the mark Sessions has left on policy would be the most enduring. Dara Lind, Vox, "Jeff Sessions gave Trump the immigration crackdown he wanted," 7 Nov. 2018 As such, his portrait—among the most enduring of the Napoleonic Era—exemplifies the art of the personality cult. Benjamin Shull, WSJ, "Portraiture as Propaganda," 17 Aug. 2018 July’s promise to you is something far greater and more enduring, and the temporary discomfort of quieting down and turning inwards will be well worth it. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes July 2018," 2 July 2018 One of this season's enduring mysteries has been what motivates the Man in Black. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 10: What Is Real?," 25 June 2018 Her sense of humor was one of her most enduring and charming qualities. Eric Adler, Aaron Randle And Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "Kate Spade's funeral: Mourners gather to say goodbye to hometown fashion icon," 21 June 2018 Her sense of humor was one of her most enduring and charming qualities. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Spade's Funeral to Be Held Thursday in Her Hometown of Kansas City," 18 June 2018 Actors as enduring and recognizable as Thomas often carry the auras of past roles with them, but there is none of the steely resolve of Juror #8 or the shy goodness of John-boy Walton in Erik. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "Loves, losses of Everyfamily exposed in 'The Humans' (reviews)," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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