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The answer ENDURES is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 1000 puzzles.

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Lives on
Gets through
Holds out
Puts up with
Stands the gaff
Sweats out
Sees it through


ENDURE as a verb:

1. (digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up) = put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
2. (weather, endure, brave, brave out) = face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"
3. (survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out) = continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
4. (suffer, endure) = undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
5. (wear, hold out, endure) = last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
6. (last, endure) = persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"
7. (prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure) = continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"