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Meaning of DURE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dure\, a. [L. durus; akin to Ir. & Gael. dur ?, stubborn,
    W. dir certain, sure, cf. Gr. ? force.]
    Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome. [R.]
    
          The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude. --W.
                                                   H. Russell.
    
    
  2. \Dure\, v. i. [F. durer, L. durare to harden, be hardened,
    to endure, last, fr. durus hard. See {Dure}, a.]
    To last; to continue; to endure. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.
    
          Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a
          while.                                   --Matt. xiii.
                                                   21.
    
    
 

 

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