Endurance En*dur"ance, n. [Cf. OF. endurance. See {Endure}.] 1. A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance. [1913 Webster]

Slurring with an evasive answer the question concerning the endurance of his own possession. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience. [1913 Webster]

Their fortitude was most admirable in their patience and endurance of all evils, of pain and of death. --Sir W. Temple.

Syn: Suffering; patience; fortitude; resignation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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