[en-door-uhns, -dyoor-]
the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance.
lasting quality; duration: His friendships have little endurance.
something endured, as a hardship; trial.

1485–95; endure + -ance

1. See patience.
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endurance (ɪnˈdjʊərəns)
1.  the capacity, state, or an instance of enduring
2.  something endured; a hardship, strain, or privation

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "continued existence in time," from endure + -ance. Meaning "ability to endure suffering, etc." is from 1660s.
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Example sentences
Her white blood was strong in her and she had grit and endurance and a vital courage.
Flagpole sitting was simply endurance, its only prerequisite an endless capacity for standing there.
Test his physical endurance through hardship and privation, his will to live through isolation.
Running long distances gives me the power of endurance.
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