英 [ɪn'djʊə; en-; -'djɔː]
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en-, 进入，使。-dur, 硬，坚持，词源同during, true, tree.
- endure: see during
- endure (v.)
- late 14c., "to undergo or suffer" (especially without breaking); also "to continue in existence," from Old French endurer (12c.) "make hard, harden; bear, tolerate; keep up, maintain," from Latin indurare "make hard," in Late Latin "harden (the heart) against," from in- (see in- (2)) + durare "to harden," from durus "hard," from PIE *dru-ro-, from root *deru- "be firm, solid, steadfast" (see true).
Replaced the important Old English verb dreogan (past tense dreag, past participle drogen), which survives in dialectal dree. Related: Endured; endures.
- 1. Then something seemed to snap in me. I couldn't endure any more.
- 2. They endure as masterworks of American musical theatre.
- 3. They had to endure a long wait before the case came to trial.
- 4. He had to endure the racist taunts of the crowd.
- 5. It is better to die of repletion than to endure hunger.
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