endurance

noun
ADJECTIVE
great, long (esp. AmE), remarkable
sheer
mental, physical
human
VERB + ENDURANCE
have, show

She showed great endurance in the face of pain.

test

The astronauts will undergo a series of trials to test their physical and mental endurance in space.

build, build up, enhance, improve, increase

Swimming a little farther each session will build endurance.

ENDURANCE + NOUN
test
exercise, training
athlete, runner
race
PREPOSITION
beyond endurance

He felt he had been provoked beyond endurance.

The shoes hurt her feet beyond endurance.

PHRASES
a feat of endurance

They are capable of amazing feats of endurance.

the limit of your endurance, the limits of your endurance

She was almost at the limits of her endurance.

powers of endurance

The task was a test of their powers of endurance.

strength and endurance

Heavy manual work calls for strength and endurance.

a test of endurance

Running a marathon is seen by many as the ultimate test of endurance.


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