What does the word endurance mean?

Usage examples for endurance

  1. They have powers of endurance exceeded probably by no other living race of men. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  2. I never knew this method to be used successfully but once, because in the trial of endurance the greater number wins. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew