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  • endure — en|dure [ınˈdjuə US ınˈdur] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: endurer, from Latin durare to harden ] 1.) [T] to be in a difficult or painful situation for a long time without complaining ▪ It seemed impossible that anyone could endure such… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • endure — verb (endured; enduring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French endurer, from Vulgar Latin *indurare, from Latin, to harden, from in + durare to harden, endure more at during Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to undergo (as a hardship)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endure */ — UK [ɪnˈdjʊə(r)] / US [ɪnˈdʊr] verb Word forms endure : present tense I/you/we/they endure he/she/it endures present participle enduring past tense endured past participle endured a) [transitive] to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a… …   English dictionary

  • endure — [[t]ɪndjʊ͟ə(r), AM d ʊr[/t]] endures, enduring, endured 1) VERB If you endure a painful or difficult situation, you experience it and do not avoid it or give up, usually because you cannot. [V n] The company endured heavy financial losses. [V n] …   English dictionary

  • endure — en|dure [ ın dur ] verb * transitive to suffer something unpleasant or difficult in a patient way over a long period: He endured solitude and torture for months at a time. a. intransitive to last for a long time: traditions that endure ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard — [härd] adj. [ME < OE heard, akin to Ger hart < IE base * kar , hard > Gr karyon, nut, kratos, strength] 1. not easily dented, pierced, cut, or crushed; resistant to pressure; firm and unyielding to the touch; rigid; solid and compact 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • painful — I adjective aching, afflictive, agonizing, anguishing, arduous, beset with difficulties, difficult, difficult to endure, discomforting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, excruciating, grievous, grueling, hard to endure, harmful, harrowing,… …   Law dictionary

  • get by — survive (from a financial standpoint) in difficult time, endure financially during a difficult situation (e.g.: Now that my husband has lost his job, it is going to be very difficult to pay the rent, but I know that we will get by ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hardship — /hahrd ship/, n. 1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression: a life of hardship. 2. an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear, as a deprivation, lack of comfort, or constant toil or danger: They… …   Universalium

  • Martyr — • The Greek word martus signifies a witness who testifies to a fact of which he has knowledge from personal observation. The term martyr came to be exclusively applied to those who had died for the faith Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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