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having an existence or validity that does not change or diminish
  • science fiction's enduring fascination with worlds beyond our own

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present participle of endure

Synonyms & Antonyms of enduring (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • an elderly couple who have endured the ups and downs of a half century of married life

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3 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • the fashion business is built on change, since nobody expects a particular clothing style to endure

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The first known use of enduring was in the 15th century

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“Enduring.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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