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
Recent Examples on the Web What makes Lawson’s appeal so enduring, though, is that celebrity is one of the least interesting things about her. Liam Hess, Vogue, "Nigella Lawson’s Philosophy of Food Couldn’t Feel More Timely," 30 Apr. 2021 What Drives Us, a film that chronicles the early touring days of some of rock’s most enduring groups, including U2, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and, of course, the Foo Fighters. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, "Dave Grohl’s Van-Touring Doc ‘What Drives Us’: 11 Things We Learned," 30 Apr. 2021 Despite that, their music is lasting, and the individual connections made to it are real and enduring. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, "DMX, Shock G, and the Plight of the Middle-Aged Rapper," 27 Apr. 2021 Although he was not charged in the case, the DNA hit sounded alarms 200 miles north in San Luis Obispo, where Flores was the prime suspect in the enduring mystery of Kristin Smart’s disappearance and presumed death. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, "Kristin Smart vanishing suspect was later accused of sexually assaulting women in L.A.," 27 Apr. 2021 With rebel soldiers threatening to advance on the capital and the future stability of the country uncertain, Chad held a funeral Friday for President Idriss Déby, one of Africa’s most enduring autocrats, whose death was announced this week. Elian Peltier, New York Times, "Macron Attends Funeral for Chad’s Slain President," 23 Apr. 2021 Tambour watch is one of the brand’s most enduring models. WSJ, "A Sporty Louis Vuitton Watch, and the Other Design Finds of Spring," 22 Apr. 2021 Fort Worth will have its first new mayor in 10 years after the May 1 election, in which 10 candidates are vying to replace one of the city’s most enduring leaders, five-term Mayor Betsy Price. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Fort Worth will have its first new mayor in 10 years. Here are the candidates vying to replace Betsy Price," 20 Apr. 2021 The new Cuban leader has made climbing the ranks in the communist-run system his life work, while enjoying Raul Castro's enduring full-throated support. Patrick Oppmann, CNN, "Meet the new leader of Cuba's Communist Party," 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2021

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“Enduring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduring. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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