enduring

adjective
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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Gilbert Baker is the seamster responsible for creating the most enduring symbol of the LGBTQ rights movement: the rainbow flag. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "#Pride50: Gilbert Baker — Creator of the rainbow pride flag," 3 June 2019 Out of those early meetings an enduring alliance took shape. Thanassis Cambanis, BostonGlobe.com, "How did Iraq’s Moqtada al-Sadr become a statesman? People just got used to him," 26 May 2018 Vogueworld A New Helmut Lang Archives Book Comes to New York With a Traveling Vintage Show No one could ever deny the enduring appeal of Helmut Lang, whose specific brand of utilitarian minimalism continues to flicker across the runways today. Vogue, "A New Helmut Lang Archives Book Comes to New York With a Traveling Vintage Show," 1 May 2019 The commemorative coins included in this year's purses celebrated Queen Victoria's 200th birthday, as well as one of the U.K.'s most enduring fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "For a Joint Appearance with Queen Elizabeth, Princess Eugenie Rewears a Floral Erdem Dress," 18 Apr. 2019 There may be no more enduring image of American spaceflight than a heroic astronaut boarding a U.S. spacecraft. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Canaveral's Legendary Launchpad Is Ready for Astronauts Once More," 16 Aug. 2018 But the life that is most enduring is that of the crime. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘True Detective’ Review: Grim, Gripping Entertainment," 10 Jan. 2019 Present in three plays and mentioned in a fourth, Falstaff is one of Shakespeare's most enduring creations. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Henry IV': Theater Review," 9 June 2018 While the series got off to a rocky start, Ahsoka quickly became a popular and enduring character in the franchise who grew up to become a wise, strong leader for the growing rebellion in the next animated show, Star Wars Rebels. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "What’s in your bag, Ashley Eckstein?," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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