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Endure, 1) intr. a) to last: “their verdure still e.” Ven. 507. “a dateless lively heat, still to e.” Sonn. 153, 6. “youth's a stuff will not e.” Tw. II, 3, 53.
b) to remain, to continue: “my mind . . . still pure doth in her poisoned closet yet e.” Lucr. 1659. “to e. friends,” Cor. I, 6, 58.
c) to suffer with patience, to bear up under adversity: “have patience and e.” Ado IV, 1, 256. “'tis past --ing,” Wint. II, 1, 2. “I will e.” Lr. III, 4, 18. V, 3, 211. V, 3, 211
2) trans. a) to bear, to sustain without breaking or yielding, to bear up against: “e. the tooth-ache patiently,” Ado V, 1, 36. “to e. her loud alarums,” Shr. I, 1, 131. “mortal ears might hardly e. the din,” Shr. I, 1, 131 “'twill e. wind and weather,” Tw. I, 5, 255. “whose honour and whose honesty till now --d all weathers,” Wint. V, 1, 195. “not able to e. the sight of day,” R2 III, 2, 52. H4A I, 2, 212. H4B II, 1, 87. H5 II, 1, 10. II, 2, 180. H6B I, 4, 41. II, 4, 8. IV, 2, 60. R3 I, 2, 45. R3 I, 2, 45 H8 III, 2, 389. V, 4, 67. Tim. III, 5, 43. Caes. I, 2, 99. IV, 2, 25. IV, 3, 192. IV, 3, 192 Lr. III, 4, 3. Ant. III, 10, 18. Per. IV, 1, 56. With an inf.: “he that can e. to follow with allegiance a fallen lord,” Ant. III, 13, 43.
b) to bear or suffer without opposition, to allow, to take up with: “e. this wooden slavery,” Tp. III, 1, 61. “I could not e. a husband with a beard,” Ado II, 1, 32. “not to be --ed,” III, 3, 37. “whether you can e. the livery of a nun,” Mids. I, 1, 70. “I will no longer e. it,” As I, 1, 25. As I, 1, 25 III, 5, 96. IV, 3, 69. Shr. V, 2, 94. Wint. IV, 4, 481. H4A I, 3, 18. H5 V, 2, 337. H6A II, 4, 115. H6B V, 1, 90. R3 I, 3, 42. III, 7, 230. Cor. II, 3, 204. Tit. II, 3, 88. IV, 4, 51. Rom. I, 5, 78. Caes. IV, 3, 29. Caes. IV, 3, 29 Mcb. V, 4, 9. Hml. III, 3, 5. Lr. I, 3, 6. I, 4, 223. V, 1, 15. V, 2, 9. Oth. III, 3, 390. IV, 2, 180. Ant. I, 2, 179. Cymb. III, 5, 5. I cannot e. == I cannot bear, cannot abide: Ado II, 1, 284. II, 3, 248. H4B II, 4, 3. H4B II, 4, 3 cf. “I could e. any thing before but a cat,” All's IV, 3, 266. And without can, not to e. == to detest: “howbeit that I e. him not,” Oth. II, 1, 297. Followed by an inf.: “she cannot e. to hear tell of a husband,” Ado II, 1, 362. H6B IV, 7, 44. H8 III, 2, 278. “the lion did e. to have his princely paws pared all away,” Tit. II, 3, 151. Inf. without to: “your betters have --ed me say my mind,” Shr. IV, 3, 75.
c) to suffer, to have to bear, to undergo, to be exposed to: “their dolour others have --d,” Lucr. 1582. “the mortal moon hath her eclipse --d,” Sonn. 107, 5. “this I e. for thee,” Gentl. V, 3, 15. “when he shall e. the like,” Ado V, 1, 30. LLL I, 1, 132. V, 2, 353. As V, 4, 179. R2 V, 5, 30. H6A I, 4, 57. II, 3, 38. R3 I, 3, 106. IV, 4, 304. Cor. V, 6, 142. Tim. II, 2, 148. Caes. I, 2, 326. Mcb. V, 5, 36. Lr. III, 7, 60. Cymb. II, 1, 62. V, 5, 299. Per. III, 2, 6. V, 1, 88.
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