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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Coupled with slim cat eye sunnies, a flawless complexion, and a pout pressed in a barely-there apricot, the updo was one which evoked all of the most enduring characteristics of the '90s: simple, cheeky, and carelessly cool. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Is Officially Reviving This ’90s Hair Style," 11 July 2019 World Cup 2010 The now-iconic picture, where former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas saved Robben's sitter in the final, was probably the most enduring memory of the Dutch side in the 2010 World Cup. SI.com, "Arjen Robben: 5 of the Greatest Moments in the Flying Dutchman's Career," 7 July 2019 There is perhaps no more enduring symbol of the futuristic American home than the geodesic dome, patented by architect Buckminster Fuller in 1954, then popularized in the ’60s and ’70s. Adrienne Gaffney, WSJ, "Back to the Futuristic Home," 2 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of enduring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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