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ENDU'RE, verb transitive [Latin durus, duro.]

1. To last; to continue in the same state without perishing; to remain; to abide.

The Lord shall endure forever. Psalms 9:7.

He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure Job 8:15.

2. To bear; to brook; to suffer without resistance, or without yielding.

How can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? Esther 8:6.

Can thy heart endure or thy hands be strong? Ezekiel 22:14.

ENDU'RE, verb transitive To bear; to sustain; to support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure. Metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting.

Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure.

As might the strokes of two such arms endure

1. To bear with patience; to bear without opposition or sinking under the pressure.

Therefore, I endure all things for the elect's sake. 2 Timothy 2:3.

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons. Hebrews 12:7.

2. To undergo; to sustain.

I wish to die, yet dare not death endure

3. To continue in. [Not used.]