An example of perdure is for an ancient temple to survive centuries of violent weather conditions.
intransitive verb-·dured′, -·dur′ing
Origin of perdureMiddle English perduren from Classical Latin perdurare, to continue, endure: see perdurable
intransitive verbper·dured, per·dur·ing, per·dures
Origin of perdureMiddle English perduren from Old French pardurer from Latin perdūrāre ; see perdurable .
(third-person singular simple present perdures, present participle perduring, simple past and past participle perdured)
- to endure; especially for a great length of time
- (philosophy) to exist in such a way as to possess distinct temporal parts (in perdurantism)