No Matter How You Say It: Endurance

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Word Origin

The primary Latin root of endure is durare, which means “to harden; to hold out; to make last”. To create the word Endurance, the Latin durare was coupled with the Latin preposition for “in”. Can you see how Endurance is hardening from within?

Sign Language

Check out the following links from for the American Sign Language interpretation of the words:



Can you see how enduring looks like work followed by success and discourage is giving up?

Endurance Idioms

  • Be a fighter
  • Be a survivor
  • Be durable
  • Be indefatigable
  • Be like a phoenix
  • Be like a river
  • Be like a rock
  • Be like a tortoise
  • Be like a tree
  • Be like a weed
  • Be long-lasting
  • Be made of strong stuff
  • Be tough as nails
  • Be unyielding
  • Don’t let adversity get you down
  • Go the distance
  • Have a lot of grit
  • Have a strong constitution
  • Have inner strength
  • Have staying power
  • Have the stamina of a marathon runner
  • He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
  • Hold on for dear life
  • Keep your chin up
  • Make the best of a bad situation
  • More than flesh and blood can stand
  • Never say die
  • Pick yourself up and dust yourself off
  • What can’t be cured must be endured



In Other Languages

Spanish – resistencia

French – endurance

German – Ausdauer

Italian – resistenza

Swedish – uthållighet

Basque – erresistentzia

Portugese – resistência


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